Administrative IT Leaders Group


The mission of the Administrative IT Leaders group is to deploy core administrative processes that are (1) transparent (when possible) (2) efficient and (3) effective for all stakeholders of those systems.

The following statements reflect the interests of the group and what the group finds important in fulfillment of this mission:

  • Providing reliable, stable, functional, quality software systems.

  • Adherence to all applicable laws and policies.

  • Advocating changes to policies and procedures to support mission-serving activities.

  • Providing information that is accessible but secure.

  • Integrating software systems and processes and seeking to reduce redundancy where possible.

  • Promoting best practices in administrative software systems across the university.

  • Serving as an advisory group for major administrative IT changes and initiatives on campus.

  • Supporting each other in all aspects of IT leadership — community, culture, management, supervision, education of ourselves and others etc.


  • Core administrative systems

  • Software systems and the processes that are supported by them

  • Enterprise-wide needs and direction

  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of stable, reliable, well performing systems

Reporting Group Members

Chair: Juan Ortiz

Administrative IT Leaders Group Members
Name Position & Organization

Gregory Baker

Associate Director, Information Technology Services (Systems representative)

Richard Bredahl

Senior Information Technology Manager, Division of Housing and Food

Tracy Brown

Associate Director, Information Management & Analysis (Provost representative)

Graham Chapman

Assistant Director for Information Technology, Student Financial Services

Cesar De La Garza

Associate Director for Development, University Development Office

Rainbow Di Benedetto

Senior Information Technology Manager, Information Quest

Cooper Henson

Senior Software Developer/Analyst, Information Technology Services

Rich Janes

Assistant Director, Technology Resources for Employee and Campus Services

Francis McGrath

Senior Software Developer/Analyst, College of Liberal Arts (College representative)

Juan Ortiz

Associate Director, Office of the Controller

Athena Reynolds

Assistant Director, Budget Office

Rogelio Ruiz

Director, Technology Resources for Employee and Campus Services

Steve Rung

Senior Information Technology Manager, Office of Admissions

Robert Trent

Senior Systems Administrator, Information Technology Services (Systems representative)

Julienne VanDerZiel

Director, ITS Applications

Raul Villa

Assistant Director, Payroll Services

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Meeting Information

Alternate Thursdays from 11:00am-12:00am in MAI 26

Feb 28
Jan 31
Jan 17
Dec 20
Dec 06