Meeting Schedule:
Two times per fiscal year on the 2nd Wednesday during March and October.

About EITC

The Executive IT Council (EITC):

  • Approves the university-wide IT vision and overall IT budget structure
  • Sets key IT priorities for the university
  • Endorses IT principles, policies and standards
  • Resolves university-wide strategic IT issues
  • Establishes accountability for enacting decisions

The EITC consists of executive-level positions from across the university, including the President, Provost, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). The EITC is the definitive decision-making body for IT, ensuring IT alignment with the central mission of the university. The decision-making members of the EITC are the President and Provost, where the President has final authority in decision making.

Committee Information


Permanent Voting Members

  • Michael K. Young - University President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. Carol Fierke - University Provost and Executive Vice President, Chief Academic Officer
  • Dr. Jerry Strawser - Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer
  • Dr. Mark Barteau - Vice President for Research 
  • M. Dee Childs - Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • Joseph Pettibon II - Vice President for Enrollment and Academic Services

Council Charge

The EITC receives formal, periodic recommendations and input from the CIO and the Strategic IT Committee.

All IT Governance (ITG) Framework committees receive, as inputs, any output of the EITC through a decision, directive or other approved output mechanism. Such outputs will first route through the CIO or Strategic IT Committee (SITC).

Policy, Decisions and Exception Facilitation

The ETIC has the authority to enact policy, execute decisions and offer exceptions that supercede any ITG committee outcome. The EITC may request recommendations, inputs or any action by an ITG Committee.

University Representation

Permanent Voting Members (Decision-Making)

  • University President and Chief Executive Officer
  • University Provost and Executive Vice President, Chief Academic Officer

Permanent Attending Members

  • Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer, Co-Chair
  • Executive VP for Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Ex-Officio Member

  • Vice President for Enrollment and Academic Services

Terms and Procedures

Meeting frequency: Two times per fiscal year, on the second Wednesday of March and October. The EITC will determine modifications to the meeting schedule as needed based on current activities.

Reporting: The Office of the CIO will report on decisions and maintain electronic communication mediums for distributing information on EITC in a method that aligns with the ITG values of transparency, accountability, stewardship, collaboration and agility.

Documentation of proceedings: All meetings will have minutes of discussions, decisions and action items that are published within two weeks of the proceeding.

Decision-Making: The President and Provost shall execute decisions for the EITC with all members offering input to items that are raised to a decision. The President has the final authority in the decision process.

Research and Supplemental Input Mechanisms: The EITC may establish, at its discretion, additional ad hoc committees, task forces, IT Communities of Practice (ITCoPs), IT Stakeholder Steering Groups (ITSsGs), or other bodies as needed. Alternatively, the council may charge the CIO or the SITC with the establishment of an ITG body.

Council Support: The Office of the CIO will provide administrative support in conjunction with the Office of the President.