Business Services


May 10, 2014
An implementation vendor has been selected for the Administrative Systems Modernization Program.

Jan 31, 2014
Selection of the administrative systems implementation partner is underway.

Nov 15, 2013
Workday was selected as the vendor for the new administrative systems.


The Business Services Committee identifies and prioritizes technology-based solutions for shared business needs, sets priorities, and ensures coordination on the effective use of information technology resources to meet the operational and strategic needs of the University. This committee is responsible for timely and coordinated deployment of business information systems for the benefit of the University community. The Business Services Committee has primary governance over all custom-developed and application-packaged administrative software. The committee consists of the leaders of University business operations.

Committee Members

Chair: Kathy Foster

Co Chair: Marla Martinez

Business Services Committee Members
Name Position & Organization

Bob Harkins, ED.D.

Associate Vice President, Campus Safety and Security, Campus Safety and Security

Brad Englert

Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer

Cynthia Brown

Assistant Vice-President, Vice-President for Research, Vice-President for Research

Debra Kress

Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Office of Human Resources

Jamie Southerland

Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts

John McCall

Associate Vice President, Medical Center

Graham Chapman

Assistant Director for Information Technology, Student Financial Services

Karen Chawner

Chair of Administrative Business Leasers (ABL), Human Resource Services

Kathy Foster

Academic Budget Officer, Office of the Provost, Office of the Provost

Kristi Fisher

Associate Vice Provost, Information Management and Analysis, Information Management and Analysis

Mark McFarland

Director for Information Technology - Interim, College of Natural Sciences

Marla Martinez

Associate Vice President, University Operations

Mary Knight

Associate Vice President, Office of the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

Michael Bos

Associate Athletics Director, Athletics

Renee Wallace

Associate Vice President, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Shelby Stanfield

Associate Vice President and Registrar, Office of the Registrar, Office of the Registrar

Steve Kraal, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Vice President, Office of Campus Planning & Facilities Management, Office of Campus Planning & Facilities Management

Lee Bash

Executive Director of Operations for the Office of Development

Jerry Fuller

Assistant Vice President and Director of Procurement and Payment Services

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Meeting Information

First Friday of each month
1:30-3 p.m., FAC 228D

Oct 03
Mar 21
Feb 21
Dec 06
Nov 15

Current Projects

  • Drive Savings via Cooperative Software Purchasing

  • Universal Institutional Data Access Strategy

  • Upgrade Core Campus Network and Develop Network Speed Plan

Completed Projects