SFA engages in a culture of effective data governance that utilizes continuous improvement processes.
In 2021, the State of Texas formalized the data governance for state agencies with the 87th Texas legislative session and Senate Bill 475, which emphasized various data assessment, governance and management activities, including the establishment of “an agency data governance program.”
Explore below for more about SFA Data Governance.
Data Governance Steering Council
The SFA Data Governance Steering Council strives to create and maintain a successful data governance program in order to identify SFA data assets, exercise authority and management over those assets, and establish related processes and procedures.
The SFA Data Governance Steering Council intends to fulfill its function by:
- engaging numerous stakeholder groups across the university
- leveraging existing SFA resources
- using Texas Department of Information Resources tools for implementing agency data governance programs
- creating new SFA resources
- and communicating and maintaining the necessary processes and procedures for effective and efficient data governance.
|Karyn Hall||Director, Office of Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research||Chief Data Management Officer|
|Marc Guidry||Associate Provost||Academic Affairs|
|Lee Furbeck||Vice President for Enrollment Management||Enrollment Management|
|Rachele' Garrett||Director, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships||Enrollment Management|
|Michael Coffee||Chief Information Officer||Information Technology Services|
|Brandon Stringfield||Chief Information Security Officer||Information Technology Services|
|Judith Kruwell||Associate Vice President of Finance and Administration||Finance and Administration|
|Andrew Dies||Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students||Student Affairs|
For more information, contact Karyn Hall.
Data Standards Team
The data standards team establishes the University Guidelines for Data Standards, Data Integrity, and Security related to the administrative software system. Specifically, these guidelines create measures for the protection, access and use of SFA data that is electronically maintained in Banner. The guidelines define responsibilities of users who input and access Banner data. Divisions or units may have individual guidelines that supplement, but do not replace or supersede, these guidelines.
A data standards team comprised of each data management area will conduct a thorough review of these guidelines at least every three years. Additionally, this team will consider any updates needed as policies and requirements change. If edits are deemed appropriate by a majority of data standards, the guidelines and standards modifications will be documented and implemented in an updated version.
Current guidelines for data standards, data integrity and data security may be accessed on the Banner launch page.
|Representative Name||Data Management Area|
|Kay Johnson||Finance and Administration|
|Lashanda Parkhurst||Financial Aid|
|John Wyatt||Human Resources|
|Brittney Goad||Procurement and Business Services|
|Karyn Hall, Team Lead||Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research|
|Morgan Cortines||Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research|
|Michaelyn Greene||Student Business Services|
|Michelle Brazil||Student Business Services|
|Mickey Diez||Student Records|
|Rich Barnhart||Technical Support|
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.