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Governance of the LEAPForward Initiative is critical to the successful completion of the individual projects.

Project Sponsorship

Each of the Vice Presidents has endorsed the goals of the Initiative and agreed to serve as the Initiative Sponsors.

Steering Team Members

Alice Maginnis
Associate University Counsel
Deb Smitley - Vice Chair
Associate VP Finance & Planning
Doug Schnittker
Interm Associate Comptroller
Dwayne Sackman
Assistant VP Student Affairs
Gregory Simpson
Dean Arts and Sciences
Gerry McKean
Interim Dean College of Business
Jonathan Rosenthal
Associate Provost
Katy Killian
Student Affairs
Jill Jones
Assistant VP University Advancement
Leanna Bordner
Associate Dir Int Athletics
Mark Walbert - Chair
Associate VP for Academic Technologies
Robert Blemler
Director Internal Auditing
Sam Catanzaro
Assistant VP Academic Admin
Troy Johnson
Associate VP Enrollment Mgmt
Matthew Helm
Assistant Vice President for Administrative Technologies
and LEAPForward Executive Sponsor 

The Steering Team is composed of senior leadership drawn from both the academic and administrative functions of the University. The members of the Steering team have agreed to provide guidance on overall strategic direction. The Steering Team is designed to be an engaged advisory committee that provides direct guidance on key issues, including policy and project objectives, budgetary controls, marketing strategy, resource allocation, and large project expenditures.

The sponsors of the initiative have encouraged the Steering Team to look at opportunities to streamline and/or improve related business processes; encourage holistic interaction with stakeholders; and when evaluating solutions, to focus on integrating knowledge that will allow the Illinois State University community to possess complete, accurate, and timely information necessary to support sound decision‐making.

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