Developed jointly by Rick Koubeck, Executive Vice President and Provost and Dan Layzell, Executive Vice President and CFO in July 2017, the IT Governance Council provides oversight for IT activities on campus to ensure they are aligned with objectives stated in our Strategic Plan. The group uses data-supported measurements — such as strategic fit, return on value (ROV), total cost of ownership (TCO) and strategic directions — in prioritizing and finding resources for the many conflicting requests for IT services. As such, members of the group make recommendations for decisions based on overall University needs.