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Data Owner

Ursinus College is the data owner of all institutional data.  Areas and individuals on campus do not own any data,  however data stewards and data managers provide an important role in implementing policy as well as how they manage and create operational processes.

Data Stewards

Data Stewards are Ursinus staff who have policy and planning level responsibilities for their specific data subject area.   Data stewards have a responsibility to work with each other to implement and support processes that benefit Ursinus College as a whole, both operationally and analytically.  Responsibilities include

  • the development or refinement of policies and standards to ensure operationally significant information is available, accurate, and up to date.
  • Ensure college security practices relating to data governance are carried out by their staff.
  • Active member of the Data Standards and Governance committee, accountable for meeting attendance and institutional decision making impacting data policy.

Data Managers

The data managers work with their corresponding data steward to implement operational-level procedures.  They can be considered experts when it comes to understanding the data and therefore have the responsibility to  

  • Collaborate with other departments to implement data integration to support college needs
  • Serve as primary technical liaison to support data integration initiatives
  • Respond to questions concerning data validity.
  • Provide appropriate user support for the use of data.
  • Carry out data steward responsibilities for specific data areas (if delegated)

Data Custodian

Members of the Library and Information Technology group will serve as data custodian, working to provide a secure infrastructure in support of our data and core systems.  Responsibilities include

  • physical security to core systems hosted by Library and IT
  • backup and recovery processes for systems hosted by Library and IT
  • secure transmission of data
  • ensure system availability and reasonable response times
  • install, configure, and patch core systems hosted by Library and IT

It is important that all users of institutional data follow standard security practices as even the most secure system can have data exposed if a user fails to adequately protect sensitive data.

Data User

An Ursinus College department, individual Ursinus College community member, or a third party affiliate who has been granted access by the Data Steward(s) associated to the data, in order to conduct college business.

The Committee Members

Committee Chairs

Rommel Guadalupe
Greg Skinner

Ex Officio

Gene Spencer

Data Stewards and Data Managers by Functional Area


Functional AreaData StewardData Manager(s)
1Enrollment- AdmissionsDiane Greenwood Alyssa Worrilow, Peter Emerick
2Enrollment- Financial ServicesEllen Curcio Jesse Randall
3AdvancementJacqueline D'Ercole Mark Ouellette
4Colleague CoreGreg Skinner Susan Smith , Mydhili Govindarajula
5Academic AffairsKelly SorensenNicole Smith
6FinanceMary CorrellMarianne Lozinak 
7Human ResourcesKelley WilliamsCale Nelson
8Institutional ResearchJack LafayetteStephanie Weigel
9RegistrarBarb Boris
10Student AffairsMissy BryantNick Hanford, Alyssa Caffarelli
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