Data Stewards

Data Stewards are assigned by, and are accountable to, Data Trustees. Data Stewards help define, implement, and enforce data management policies and procedures within their specific Data Domain. A Data Trustee may delegate to the Data Steward the authority to represent the Data Trustee in data-related policy discussions.

Data Steward responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact and coordination for data management issues and operations within the steward’s data domain
  • Identify major data systems where data under the Data Steward’s responsibility resides
  • Classify data according to Data Classification policy, working with security, privacy, and data officers, and review classifications at least annually
  • Classify and review institutional reports and dashboards that deliver or expose institutional data for which the Data Steward is responsible (following this procedure)
  • Review and approve requests for access to Institutional Data 
  • Complete Data Classification and stewardship training and participate in ongoing data stewardship policy discussions

Current Data Steward assignments are in the table below:

Data Domain Data Steward Data Classification Major Data Systems
Academic Planning

Acadmic Planning: Michelle Young

Academic Planning Data Classification Lumen
Core Person Core Person Data Operational Governance Group Core Person Data Operational Governance Group

SIS
HRS
Canvas
Salesforce CRM
Housing
Special Authorization
Wiscard
UW Health
Person Hub
WISPER/SFS
CAOS
InfoAccess
Badger Analytics

Facilities

Space Management and Real Estate: Jesse Winters

Space Data Classification INSITE
Enrollment Management

Admissions: David Leszczynski

Admissions Data Classification SIS (admissions)

Financial Aid: John Dreger

Financial Aid Data Classification SIS (financial aide)

Student record: Phil Hull

Student Record Data Classification

SIS
DARS
Canvas
OneBadger/Salesforce

Finance

Finance: Lea Erickson

Finance Data Classification SFS

Budget: Simi Ragha

Budget Data Classification PlanUW (PBCS)
Health Information*

See HIPAA Compliance program for protected health information generated by units within the UW–Madison Heath Care Component. 

Human Resources

Employee Record: Catharine DeRubeis

Employee Record Data Classification

HRS/EPM
JEMS/TREMS
PMDP

Information Technology

Cybersecurity: Jeff Savoy

Cybersecurity Data Classification Cybersecurity Tools
Library

Library: Steve Meyer

Library Data Classification

Alma
ILLiad
Minds@UW

Research Administration

Research Adminstration: Mike Geier

Research Administration Data Classification

WISPER/SFS
RAMP (2023)

Research Compliance

Research Compliance: Heather McFadden

Research Compliance Data Classification Arrow
Research Data*

See Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) research policies

Teaching and Learning

Advising: Jeff Shokler

Advising Data Classification

Advising Gateway
Advisor Notes System (ANS)
Starfish

Assessment Data Classification

Heliocampus (AEFIS)
Honorlock

Career Services: Jeff Shokler

Career Services Data Classification

Handshake
Big Interview

Teaching and Learning: Dan Voeks

Teaching and Learning Data Classification

Canvas
Unizin Data Platform
Heliocampus (AEFIS)
Kaitura
Engage
Honorlock
Zoom
Tophat
Turnitin
Piazza

*These data types are governed outside the institutional data governance program. Please consult the affiliated program responsible for this data.