Business IT Committees

Three cross-unit functional teams have been officially charged to:

  • Promote solutions according to the priorities that arose from the October 2020 Business-IT Collaboration Event
  • Engage the broader campus community around the priorities
  • Propose recommendations and resource allocation strategies to advance the solutions proposed
  • Communicate with the other teams to move the priorities forward.  The team chairs and membership is listed below.

We encourage you to reach out to the chairs with ideas or suggestions that you believe are relevant to efforts in their functional areas.


  • Gabe Gibson, Technology Services
  • Barb Geissler, Office of the Provost
  • Deb Stone, Illinois Human Resources
  • Scott Genung, Technology Services
  • Vicky Gress, Office of the Provost

Human Resources

  • Gabe Gibson, Technology Services, Chair
  • Joe Bohn, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
  • Lori Willoughby, College of Engineering
  • Deb Stone, Illinois Human Resources
  • Stephanie Haas, College of Education
  • Sue Key, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation
  • Skye Arseneau, University Library


  • Mike Wellens, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Chair
  • Suzanne Rinehart, Applied Health Studies
  • Jason Butler, Illinois Cancer Center
  • Nick Unser, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
  • Kris Williams, Grainger College of Engineering
  • Adam VanDuyne, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity
  • Catherine Ocen, Graduate College


  • Michelle Rome, Applied Technologies for Learning in the Arts & Sciences, Chair
  • Travis Ashmore, Grainger College of Engineering
  • Xiaobei Chen, Office of the Provost, Budget & Resource
  • Amy Edwards, Division of Management Information
  • Kim Nystrom, Enrollment Management
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