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Administrative Systems Advisory Committee

The IT Administrative Systems Advisory Committee (ASAC) is an IT Governance advisory committee for IT Administrative Systems. The committee provides oversight for the development and integration of the University’s enterprise systems. The committee also sets priorities for the IT Advisory Committees to request and prioritize project work.


A senior member of Administrative Systems business partners serves as chair. Committee members are representatives for University schools and business units. The chair may appoint ad hoc committees as appropriate.


  1. To provide oversight and direction for the enterprise systems that support the University‘s objectives.
  2. To establish priorities and sequencing for development and integration initiatives.
  3. To make recommendations regarding development, funding, and policy.
  4. To champion a common data model, and other common infrastructure where needed, as well as best practices in central and distributed enterprise systems.


  1. Approve priorities and recommend resource allocation for administrative systems’ ongoing operations, enhancements, and new initiatives to assure alignment with the university’s business goals and needs.
  2. Monitor progress of administrative system initiatives and provide guidance to ongoing administrative systems’ operations, support efforts, and enhancements.
  3. Consider and discuss impact of administrative system changes on people, process, technology, and standards and policies.
  4. Encourage and facilitate the integration of systems and access to data across functional boundaries and guide the development of common data models.
  5. Champion effective information and IT security measures, policies and practices to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of resources are preserved.
  6. Resolve the escalation of issues which span departmental or divisional boundaries.
  7. Review school and department systems in the context of enterprise systems.
  8. Provide direction to prevent, where appropriate, unnecessary redundancy or non-sustainable service implementations and their resulting inefficiencies and risks.

Operating Principles

Meetings are held quarterly, or as determined by the committee.


  • Julie White, Associate Dean Administration Finance Facilities & Planning, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (Chair)
  • Nicole Van Laan, Assistant Vice President for Finance, Office for Financial Operations
  • Danny Fisher, Chief Operating Officer, Administration for J.L. Kellogg School of Management
  • Karyn Reif, Associate Vice President, Alumni Relations and Development
  • Alex D. Rot, Senior Director, Faculty Operations, Office of the Provost
  • Angela Williams, Assistant Vice President of Facilities Services, Facilities
  • Heather Campbell, Senior Executive Director of Administration, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Amit Prachand, Assistant Vice President, Information and Analytics, Administration and Planning
  • Jacqualyn Casazza, University Registrar, Office of the Registrar
  • Luke Figora, Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Risk, Internal Audit and Compliance
  • Daniel Durack, Senior Director, Budget Development & Analysis, Office of Budget and Planning
  • Lorraine Goffe, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Office of Human Resources
  • Amy Michelle Post, Associate Dean of Finance & Business Operations WCAS, Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Crista Brawley, Associate Vice President for Research, Office for Research
  • Kris O'Brien, Associate Vice President of Administrative Systems, Northwestern Information Technology
  • Sean Reynolds, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Northwestern Information Technology (Ex Officio)
  • Amy Engstler, Associate Director, Office of Portfolio Management, Northwestern Information Technology