Governance Groups

The University of Minnesota's Data Governance Program is supported by the EDMR Steering Committee and the Data Governance Council.

EDMR works in partnership with the OIT Enterprise Data and Analytics Service and the five enterprise data pillars to achieve the full value of the University’s data and information assets for the community.

Data Governance Program

Data Governance Program

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EDMR Steering Committee

The EDMR Steering Committee is responsible for overseeing the University's Data Governance Program and advancing the EDMR goals of shared data, understanding, tools, and development by:

  • Addressing data management and reporting needs
  • Ensuring systemwide data integration and alignment
  • Endorsing consistent policies and practices
  • Guiding the work of the Data Governance Council


  • Neha Bansal | Office of Information Technology
  • Justin Dale | Office of Information Technology
  • Kristy Davis | Academic Support Resources
  • Dan Hemauer | EFS Module Support
  • Lincoln Kallsen | Budget & Finance
  • Phil Klein | Office of Human Resources
  • Amy Kucera | Office of Human Resources
  • Susan McKinney | Office of General Council
  • Ingrid Nuttall | Academic Support Resources
  • Nicole Pilman | Controller's Office
  • Amy Schult | Institutional Analysis
  • Daniel Sward | University Services
  • Paul Volkmuth | Office of Information Technology
  • Kersten Warren | Veterinary Medicine
  • Lisa Warren | Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Vern Wehrle | Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Joe Weisenburger | School of Public Health
  • Michelle Wills | Carlson School of Management

Data Governance Council

Data governance builds confidence in the university’s information assets by establishing shared understanding through data quality, availability, and usability. The Data Governance Council is tasked by the EDMR Steering Committee to transform the value of information across operational and strategic initiatives by:

  • Formalizing data definitions to support decision-making
  • Promoting data as a valuable asset
  • Ensuring data integrity
  • Collaborating to improve data confidence and accessibility


  • Ian Baebenroth | University Services
  • Mary Bendtsen | Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Irina Bezroukova | Academic Affairs Administration, Duluth
  • Daniel Delaney | Academic Support Resources
  • Tim Gagner | Office of Information Technology
  • Guy Gaskin | Carlson School of Management
  • Mary Gordner | Sponsored Financial Reporting
  • Emily Holt | Academic Support Resources
  • John Kellogg | Office of Institutional Research
  • Diane Kistler | Office of Human Resources
  • Nathan Kufner | Office of Information Technology
  • Amy Schult | Institutional Analysis
  • Sara Schumacher | Office of Information Technology
  • Vern Wehrle | Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Rahsaan White | Controller's Office