Data Governance Advisory Committee (DGAC)

Advisory Committee Meetings: Spring 2022 – Present

The Data Governance Advisory Committee (DGAC) began meeting in April 2022. The group is initially responding to the Data Governance Council’s report, which provides recommendations for future actions for data governance success, along with a status of the projects initiated under the Council’s guidance (Click "Revitalization" using the left navigation and scroll to “Data Governance Council Accomplishments”).


Advisory Committee responsibilities involve recommending business practices for data governance that span data steward areas and ensuring these align with university strategic objectives.

The group is initially focusing on enterprise data, which is a critically important asset to the university, since time and resources are needed to safely manage and share the data through careful and effective data modeling, storage, and access provisioning.


Individuals serving on the committee are respected and trusted individuals with experience and understanding of university data and business practices at a high level, as well as the potential impact of decisions made in data governance.

  • Andrea Bolash
    Director of Institutional Research, College of Engineering
  • Lorraine Currie
    Director Enterprise Strategic Risk Management
  • John Gonzalez
    Director of Rackham Institutional Research
  • Vikki Hamilton
    Assistant Vice President for Development, Office of University Development
  • H.V. Jagadish
    Bernard A. Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of the Michigan Institute for Data Science
  • Tracy Pattok
    Associate Director, Institutional Research
  • Paul Robinson
    University Registrar and Associate Vice Provost
  • Florian Schaub
    Associate Professor of Information, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Cheryl Soper
    Controller and Director of Financial Operations
  • Jennifer Watson
    HR Analytics Director, University Human Resources 

Group Facilitators

  • Christopher Eagle
    VPIT-CIO Strategy and Planning
  • Svetla Sytch
    ITS Information Assurance


  • Dana Fair
    VPIT-CIO and ITS Communications Team
  • Klare Savka
    ITS Information Assurance
  • Kim Wooton
    VPIT-CIO Strategy and Planning
Please email any U-M Data Governance questions to [email protected].