Deans, Faculty & Students

IT governance processes that have more active involvement of deans, faculty and key administrators are generally more effective than those where there is not such engagement. IT governance at Michigan was developed from the start to be faculty-led and to incorporate significant decision-making involvement by academic representatives integrally connected to the university's core missions of teaching and learning, research, knowledge, and patient care.

The IT Council, is charged with developing the vision and strategic direction for information technology for the entire university. U-M's IT governance success is based on the active involvement of deans, faculty, key administrators and students. The Council includes student representation in addition to deans, faculty and senior administrators.

IT Council

Dean Representatives

  • James Hilton, Dean, University Libraries
  • Thomas Finholt, Dean, School of Information
  • Patricia Hurn, Dean, School of Nursing

Faculty Representatives

(in addition to the deans)

  • Mark Burns, T.C. Chang Professor of Engineering and Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • James Holloway, Chair, Vice Provost for Global and Engaged Education, Professor of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences
  • David Mendez, Associate Professor of Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
  • Thomas Wenisch, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Division

Student Representatives

  • Hana Bezark, Undergraduate, School of Information
  • Nikolas Koscielniak, Graduate, Rackham Graduate School
  • Adarsh Rachmale, Undergraduate, Ross School of Business and College of Engineering
  • Usha Yeruva, Undergraduate, College of Literature, Science and the Arts