Developed jointly by Rick Koubeck, Executive Vice President and Provost and Dan Layzell, Executive Vice President and CFO in July 2017, the IT Governance Council IT will provide oversight for IT activities on campus to ensure they are aligned with objectives stated in our Strategic Plan.  The group will use data-supported measurements — such as strategic fit, return on value (ROV), total cost of ownership (TCO) and strategic directions — in prioritizing and finding resources for the many conflicting requests for IT services.   As such, members of the group will make recommendations for decisions based on overall University needs. 

This new Council will be led by Sandi Gillilan, Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and supported by Andrea Ballinger, Chief Technology Officer, and be comprised of representatives from all facets of the University.  The IT Governance will be helping us charter our course for the future IT environment through its efforts to develop the policies, rules and standards needed for IT at the University.  The demands upon our enterprise technologies continue to escalate, and will continue to do so at an even faster rate in the future. We expect the IT Governance Council to evaluate and prioritize the demands upon enterprise technologies, oversee data access, evaluate and monitor progress on Enterprise IT activities, and ensure that enterprise IT activities are aligned with the objectives of LSU’s Strategic Plan.