Committee Structure and Responsibility

The Data Governance Committee and Data Governance Advisory Group, convened by senior leadership, are comprised of faculty and of senior representatives of major academic and administrative units. The work of the committees helps direct the management of university data, protecting its integrity, accuracy and distribution. The committees promote the guiding principles of data governance, support the stewardship roles and responsibilities and, when needed, help resolve conflict and confusion around data ownership and accountability. Additionally, the groups communicate and educate the community on best practices.

Data Governance Committee

This committee meets approximately 6 times a year and has the role of reviewing, sharing, and promoting consistent and effective administrative data policies and best practices. This committee helps establish general guidelines and policies for data usage and access. The Committee also develops and oversees a process for handling requests for exceptions to these policies.

K. Tracy Barnes, Co-Chair
Director of Institutional Research

Ravi Pendse, Co-Chair
Vice President/CIO, Computing & Information Technology

Robert Fitzgerald
University Registrar

Constantine Gatsonis
Henry Ledyard Goddard University Professor of Biostatistics, Professor of Biostatistics, Chair of Biostatistics, Director of Center for Statistical Sciences

Edward Hawrot
Alva O. Way University Professor of Medical Science, Associate Dean of Biology, Professor of Medical Science

Dietrich Neumann
Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Director of Urban Studies, Professor of Urban Studies, Professor of Italian Studies

Bjorn Sandstede
Professor of Applied Mathematics, Chair of Applied Mathematics

Wendy Schiller
Professor of Political Science, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Chair of Political Science


Data Governance Advisory Group

This committee meets 2 to 3 times during the academic year. It helps to set strategic priorities for data management and access on campus and provides stewardship of the guiding principles of data governance in their areas. The committee reviews proposed data governance roles across Brown and/or within specific systems. This group promotes the importance of the principles of data governance in their areas of responsibility, including access, consistency, and security. When needed, the group resolves conflict and confusion around data ownership and accountability.

K. Tracy Barnes, Co-Chair
Director of Institutional Research

Ravi Pendse, Co-Chair
Vice President/CIO, Computing & Information Technology

Todd Andrews
Vice President for Alumni Relations

Maitrayee Bhattacharyya
Senior Associate Dean of the College for Diversity and Inclusion

Carleen Brunelli
Associate Vice President for Research

Andrew Campbell
Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Medical Science

Karen Davis
Vice President for Human Resources

Mark Dieterich
Director, Information Technology Security

Kimberly Galligan
Executive Dean for Administration, BioMed Medical Affairs

Lindsay Graham
Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Mark Howison
Director of Data Science

Utibe Offiong
Chief University Auditor

Joel Revill
Associate Dean of the Faculty

Karen Sibley
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives/ Dean, School of Professional Studies