Committees

Committee Membership

The University of Illinois Information Technology Priorities Committee (ITPC) is the primary body that is responsible for evaluating administrative information technology initiatives from project inception through the end of a project's lifecycle. For large initiatives, the ITPC will forward its recommendations on to the Academic Affairs Planning Council (AAPC), which will make the final approval decision.

  • *Chair: Michael Hites, Senior Associate Vice President for AITS and CIO
  • Andrea S. Ballinger, CIO Alumni Association, UA
  • Clarice Ford, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UIS
  • Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom, CIO, ACCC, UIC
  • Dimuthu Tilakaratne, Assistant Vice President of Decision Support, AITS, UA
  • Farokh Eslahi, Associate Provost / Information Technology, UIS
  • Ilir Zenku, AVP Health Informatio Services, UIC
  • Todd Van Neck, IT Governance Council - Administration (Chair), UIC 
  • Jan Novakofski , Associate Vice Chancellor for Research for Compliance & Professor, Animal Sciences, UIUC
  • Kevin Browne, Vice Provost for Academic and Enrollment Services, UIC
  • Kristi Kuntz, Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Policies, UIUC
  • Kristy Kuzmuk, Senior Director of Operations VPR, UA
  • Laurel Newman, Director of Online Programs, College of Business and Management, UIS
  • Mark Henderson, CIO Urbana Campus, UIUC
  • Jami Painter, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, UA
  • Michael Bass, Senior Associate Vice President, Office of Business and Financial Services, UA
  • Michael McClintick, CIO, University of Illinois Foundation
  • Sarah Zehr, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, UA
  • Vacant, UIC Faculty Representative 
  • Vacant, UIUC Faculty Representative

The ITPC has been meeting regularly since January 2004. The committee has formed three functional groups that will make recommendations for projects that fall within their respective domains. Projects that do not fit into one of the three functional groups (e.g., capital programs) are handled by a Cross-functional group. For more information about these subcommittees, please see the right hand navigation.

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