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Enterprise IT Governance Council


IT Governance is responsible for enterprise-wide prioritization of information technology investments across all four campuses to assure alignment with strategic direction, to maximize value, minimize risk, and provide transparency to constituents. In its advisory role to the President, the Enterprise IT Governance Council represents information technology needs to enable the learning, discovery, and engagement mission of the Montana State University enterprise.

Areas of Responsibility

  1. Resolve and prioritize competing demands for limited resources across the enterprise.
  2. Learn about emerging technologies and opportunities to promote the strategic objectives of the institution.
  3. Solicit, hear, and learn about the strategic objectives of constituencies.
  4. Evaluate and prioritize proposed IT solutions to meet strategic objectives, especially those that compete for limited resources.
  5. Communicate and positively represent prioritization decisions and rationales to constituencies.

Enterprise IT Council Membership

Voting Members

Name Position Title Represents
Jerry Sheehan Chair (interim) Vice President & CIO Bozeman
Trudy Collins Appointed University Budget Officer Billings
Marianne Hoppe Interim Network/Systems/Web Manager Havre
Darryl Stevens Appointed CFO Great Falls

Non-voting Members

Name Position Title Represents
Jerry Sheehan Advisory Vice President & CIO Bozeman
Adam Edelman Advisory Associate CIO Bozeman
Michael Barber Advisory CIO Billings
Chris Kearns Advisory Vice President for Student Success Bozeman