University of Wisconsin–Madison

Data Governance Steering Committee


In aligning with the priorities established for the University of Wisconsin – Madison, the mission of the Data Governance Program is to allow for and facilitate data-driven decision making.  The Data Governance Steering Committee has been established to sponsor and ensure the success of that program.


The Data Governance Steering Committee is responsible for:

  • Provide executive level guidance to the program.
  • Determining priority of major data-related projects.
  • Allocating budget for said projects where appropriate
  • Assisting in assigning resources to said projects where appropriate
  • Promote Data Governance across UW-Madison
  • Assist in removing barriers to the implementation and on-going operations of the program.


Data Governance Charter


The Data Governance Steering Committee will meet bi-annually.


The Data Governance Steering Committee is comprised of the following roles:

Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration
Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Chief Data Officer (Ex-Officio & Non-Voting)