IT Governance

Established in Fall 2016, The IT Executive Committee is a governance group whose role is to validate campus technology needs and the priorities used to govern the use of IT resources to advance the mission of the University. Composed of representatives across divisions, the Committee seeks to ensure the following:

  • Strategic alignment of IT with University goals
  • Review and recommend strategic IT investments and policies
  • Approve and prioritize major enterprise-wide projects


Member   Division
T. Simeon Ananou, Chair   Information Technology Services
Joseph A. Brennan                 Communications & Marketing
Michael N. Christakis   Student Affairs
James A. Dias   Research
Fardin Sanai   University Development/UAlbany Foundation
Bruce Szelest   Chief of Staff
Darrell Wheeler   Academic Affairs
James R. Van Voorst   Finance & Administration
Leanne Wirkkula   Planning, Policy and Compliance


ITS Resources                         Area of Expertise 
Mike Bartoletti   Enterprise Application Services
Debora Cheney Assessment and User Engagement
Brian Heaton   Enterprise Infrastructure Services/
Portfolio Management
Mihaela Kucharczyk   Finance & Administration 
Brian Macherone   Research IT
Marty Manjak   Information Security
Carole Sweeton   Client Support Services
Lisa Trubitt   Policy & Communications/Chief of Staff