Data Governance Committee

The Data Governance Committee (DGC) is an affiliated committee of the Data Oversight Committee (DOC) that is charged by and reports directly to the DOC. The DGC recommends and oversees the formal data governance program across the institution. This includes a robust set of policies, practices, and data definitions to ensure appropriate use by the institution.


  • Develop and maintain data quality through shared understanding and best-practices regarding data management, information systems, and processes across the institution. Data quality encompasses:
    • Accessibility
    • Accuracy
    • Completeness
    • Consistency across the University
    • Data Integration
    • Interpretability
    • Relevancy
    • Security
    • Timeliness
    • Traceability
  • Align data definitions and requirements to the data entry, aggregation, and coding of the university’s data
  • Establish and maintain a data definition dictionary for the university’s reporting requirements
  • Identify, establish, and oversee processes for data corrections at the data-entry level that are based on established data definitions and standards
  • Define, develop, and document data metrics used in reporting
  • Work with appointed data custodians to ensure that appropriate data access, privacy, and training procedures are established and approved by the DOC



Membership of the DGC includes a small group of standing members who are responsible for setting the agenda and determining the topics of discussion for each meeting, as well as inviting the correct group of subject matter experts for the topic of discussion. The DGC also has authority for establishing subgroups for necessary tasks.

The standing members consist of:

  • Christina Drum, Chair, Manager of IR Analytics and Metadata - Office of Decision Support
  • Jonathan Barber, Data Governance Program Coordinator - Office of Decision Support
  • Annette Day, Director of Collections, Acquisitions and Discovery - UNLV Libraries
  • Allison Welling, Senior Data Warehouse Developer | Supervisor- Office of Information Technology
  • To be named future Privacy Officer

A member of legal counsel will serve as counsel to the DGC for review of any subsequent policies that are generated from the governance process.

The Chair of the standing DGC will be selected on a two-year rotating basis. The standing members will determine the order of rotating chair.

Subject Matter Experts include, but are not limited to, delegates from:

  • University Registrar
  • Director of Admissions
  • Director of Financial Aid
  • Vice President for Research and Economic Development
  • Vice President for Finance and Business and Chief Financial Officer
  • Vice President of Human Resources
  • Director of Space Management
  • Graduate College
  • Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
  • Information Security Officer

Contact the DGC at