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: Francis McGrath; Co-Chair: Mark Barber


Administrative IT Leaders Group Members
Name Position & Organization

Mark Barber

Assistant Director, Financial Information Systems

Rich Bredahl

Associate Director, Division of Housing and Food

Tracy Brown

Director, Institutional Reporting, Research & Information Systems

Graham Chapman

Associate Director, Technology Resources

Cesar De La Garza

Associate Director for Development, University Development Office

Rainbow Di Benedetto

Senior Information Technology Manager, Information Quest

Shan Evans

Senior Information Technology Manager, Office of the Registrar

Alice Hatfield

Senior Information Technology Manager, Office of Student Financial Services

Rich Janes

Application Modernization Lead, Administrative Systems Modernization Program

Francis McGrath

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

Juan Ortiz

ERP Technical Lead, Administrative Systems Modernization Program

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

Dustin Slater

Senior Information Technology Manager, ITS Applications

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

Every other Thursday from 11:00am-12:00pm in MAI 26

Oct 22
Oct 08
Sep 24
Sep 10
Aug 27