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IT Advisory Committees

Administrative Systems teams collaborate with IT Advisory Committees to identify and plan project work and are an important component in the Northwestern IT Governance Framework. They request project work, set priorities, and provide oversight for the development and integration of the University’s enterprise systems.

Membership

The following IT Advisory Committees are composed of business and school partners.

Alumni and Development IT Advisory Committee Members

  • Heather J Ruggio, Executive Director ARD Services, Alumni Relations & Development (Chair)
  • Andrew Ludington, Director, ESAF, IT Administrative Systems Enterprise Systems, Alumni and Financial
  • Chris Fowler, Manager, Application Systems, IT Administrative Systems Enterprise Systems, Alumni and Financial
  • Jennifer Meyer, Data Assistant Sr, Alumni Relations & Development
  • Kate Maloney, Senior Project Manager, Alumni Relations & Development
  • Lauren Lakomek, User Support Specialist Senior, Alumni Relations & Development

 Facilities IT Advisory Committee Members

  • Scott Reiter, Assistant Director, FM Products, Facilities Management (Chair)
  • Angela Williams, Assistant Vice President of Facilities Services
  • Andrew Ludington, Director, ESAF, IT Administrative Systems Enterprise Systems, Alumni and Financial
  • Carrie Jo West, Associate Director Facilities Planning, Facilities Mgmt EV
  • David Stone, Director of Construction, Facilities Management
  • Kevin Harris, Senior Director Facilities Management - Operations
  • Lizabeth Schaps, Senior Director, Finance & Administration Facilities Management
  • Randy Henry, Manager, Applications Systems, IT Administrative Systems Enterprise Systems, Alumni and Financial

Financials IT Advisory Committee Members

  • Nicole Van Laan, Controller, Office of Financials Operations (Co-Chair)
  • Anne C. Martin, Executive Director Financial Administration, Office for Research Finance and Administration (Co-Chair)
  • Andrew Ludington, Director, ESAF, IT Administrative Systems Enterprise Systems, Alumni and Financial
  • Alexa C. Starr, Senior Director, Financial Administration, J.L. Kellogg School of Management
  • Britni Marie McAnally, Manager Financial Analysis, Facilities Management
  • Eric H Wachtel, Senior Director of Budget & Planning, Office of Budget and Planning
  • Genevieve Comeau, Associate Director of Financial Administration & Analysis, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Holly Schueneman, Director Financial Analysis, Administration, Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jackie Kalan, Associate Director Financial Administration, Business & Receiving, Northwestern University Library
  • Jim Konrad, Executive Director of Procurement & Payment Services, Procurement and Payment Services
  • LaShawnda Hall, Executive Director of Research Financial Operations
  • Keith R Paddy, eProcurement Manager, E-Procurement Solutions, Procurement and Payment Services
  • Donna Kostel, Executive Director of Research Financial Operations, Office of Financial Operations
  • Randy Henry, Manager, Applications Systems, IT Administrative Systems Enterprise Systems, Alumni and Financial

Human Resources IT Advisory Committee Members

  • Priya Harjani, Interim Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer, Office of Human Resources
  • Anne N. Fish, Executive Director, Benefits, Office of Human Resources
  • Alex Rot, Senior Director, Faculty Operations, Provost Office
  • Deborah Hinkes, Director, Compensation, Office of Human Resources
  • Karin Schmidt , InterimDirector, HR Business Partner/Consulting & Policy, Office of Human Resources
  • Yvette Davis, Director, HR Operations, Payroll, Tax, Reporting & Analytics, Office of Human Resources
  • Tina Martin, Director, Talent Acquisition, Office of Human Resources
  • Bill Chafetz, Director, Learning & Organization Development, Office of Human Resources
  • Allison Porterfield, Director, Enterprise Systems Human Resources & Student, IT Administrative Systems
  • Sarah Cross, Manager, Enterprise Systems Human Resources & Student, IT Administrative Systems

Research Administration Advisory Committee Members

  • Kris O’Brien, Associate Vice President of Administrative Systems, Information Technology (Chair)
  • Ann K. Adams, Senior Associate Vice President of Research, Office for Research
  • Mandy Distel, Senior Associate Vice President of Finance Operations & Treasurer, Office of Financial Operations
  • Rex L. Chisholm, Dean for Research FSM, Office for Research, Feinberg School of Medicine

Student IT Advisory Committee Members

  • Jaci Casazza, Assistant Provost for University Records and University Registrar, University Registrar (Chair)
  • Allison Porterfield, Director of Enterprise Systems Human Resources & Student, IT Administrative Systems
  • Sue Kwan,  Director of Enrollment Analytics, University Enrollment
  • Emily C. Osborn, Director of Financial Aid, Chicago Campus, Financial Aid
  • Neeraj Jajodia, Manager Enterprise Systems Human Resources & Student, IT Administrative Systems
  • Phil Asbury, University Director of Financial Aid, Financial Aid
  • Rebecca Parker, Director of Student Finance, Student Finance
  • Laura Koepele-Tenges, Senior Director for Education, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Nick Alena, Director Office of Admission & Recruitment, The Graduate School
  • Christian Wade, President of the Associate Student Government
  • Sandrine Onyeise – Director Academic Advising, Academic Experience, J.L. Kellogg School of Management
  • Junko Sato, Japanese Language Program Administrative and Placement coordinator; Associate Professor of Instruction, Weinberg College

Last Updated: 10 December 2021

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