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Technology Committees

Banner Steering Committee

Approved by President’s Cabinet 10/26/2015

The Banner Steering Committee will provide strategic oversight of the Banner enterprise application system. The committee will ensure that the enterprise application is aligned with the university strategic plans and provide appropriate guidance for planning, prioritizing, implementing, and development of this system.

In pursuit of this charge, the Banner Steering Committee will strive to:

  • Recommend overall priorities for application projects, resources, upgrades and integration
  • Oversee the University-wide use of and recommend appropriate technical support for Banner and RAIN
  • Participate in the development of university policies relating to Banner and RAIN
  • Authorize all base line and local modifications to the Banner and RAIN systems
  • Report to President's Cabinet on current projects, support activities, and new applications
  • Maintain and update the Banner access policy

Any unresolved issues or concerns of the Steering Committee will be forwarded to the President's Cabinet for final determination.

Members of the Banner Steering Committee will be appointed by respective Vice Presidents of each division with no term limits. The Banner Steering Committee meets on the second Tuesday of every other month.


  • Jamie Kinsley, Director of Student Accounts
  • Michael Wright, Director of Financial Aid
  • Beverly Carroll, Enterprise Services Director - Co-Chair/Technical Project Leader
  • Jill Drake, Data Trustee
  • Brian Mallett, Director of Institutional Research
  • Bryan Davis, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Gaye Hayes, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management
  • Christa Faison, Residence Life
  • Jamie Lineberry, Assistant Registrar
  • Jonathan Scott, Director of Recruitment and Admissions
  • Krista Smith, Registrar - Co-Chair/Functional Project Leader
  • Teresa Teasley, Associate Dean College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Information Technology Steering Committee

The Information Technology Steering Committee is responsible for the development and implementation of the GSW IT strategic plan. The committee also serves as the GSW security governance committee, focusing on the protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of GSW information technology resources. Members are:

  • Executive Vice President for Student Engagement & Success - Laura Boren
  • Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management - Gaye Hayes
  • Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs - Suzanne Smith (Alternate Bryan Davis)
  • Assistant Vice President for University Advancement - Stephen Snyder
  • Registrar - Krista Smith
  • Chief Information Officer - Royce Hackett
  • Comptroller, Business and Finance Department - Christy Barry
  • Faculty Representative – ITAC Chair (rotates annually)
  • Human Resources Director - John Brooks (Alternate - Alma Delapaz)
  • Director of Marketing and Communications - Chelsea Collins
  • Special Assistant to the President - Terry Thorpe
  • Student Representative - SGA member (rotates annually)
  • Director of Sports Information and Marketing - Keith Michlig
  • Director for Residential and Campus Living - Christa Faison
  • Coordinator of Intramural and Outdoor Recreation - Oneil Lewis

IIT Representatives:

  • Enterprise Services Director – Beverly Carroll
  • Technology Services Director – Bob Slenker
  • Network Support Services Director – Dean Crumbley
  • IT Analyst/Programmer – Bryce Bass

Information Technology Compliance Leaders

The IT Compliance Leader Team consists of campus leaders from units across the entire campus. The purpose of this team is to build a culture of awareness for procedures, standards, and guidelines for information technology at Georgia Southwestern State University. The essential procedural components that each USG participant organization must follow to meet the statutory or regulatory requirements of the State of Georgia, Board of Regents policy mandates, and the federal government IT policies are set forth in the University System of Georgia IT Handbook. The IT Compliance Leader Team is charged with meeting to review the USG IT Handbook in order to provide a broader understanding of the USG policies, procedures, statutes, and regulations that guide the information technology operations at GSW. The CIO is responsible for updating the membership of the IT Compliance Leader Team. Members can serve without term limits. The GSW IT Compliance Leaders meet on the 2nd Thursday of March, June, September & December.


  • Academic Affairs – Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs *
    • Administrative Assistants:
      • Science Departments
      • Music, Communication, and Emerging Media
      • Visual Arts
      • College of Business and Computing
      • Psychology/Sociology
      • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
      • Mathematics
      • School of Arts and Sciences
      • College of Education
      • English and Modern Languages
    • Academic Tech Support
      • Technician – College of Business and Computing
      • Technician – College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Faculty IT Steering Committee Member *
  • Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management *
  • Director of First-Year Experience
  • Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Associate Athletics Director
  • Alumni Affairs
  • Director of Auxiliary Services
  • Business Office (Comptroller) *
  • Director of Counseling Services
  • Director of Accommodations and Access
  • Executive Assistant to the President *
  • Director of Financial Aid
  • Director of GSW Foundation
  • Director of Golf and Conference Center
  • Health Center
  • Director of Human Resources *
  • Chief Information Officer *
  • Information Security Officer
  • Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
  • Director of Institutional Research
  • Dean of Library Services
  • Materials Management
  • Coordinator of Office Services, Physical Plant
  • Director of Physical Plant
  • Post Office Supervisor
  • Director of Public Safety
  • Director of Purchasing
  • Registrar *
  • Director of Residential and Campus Life *
  • Coordinator of Intramural & Outdoor Recreation *
  • Director of University College
  • Director of Marketing and Communications *
  • Two Student Representatives (appointed by SGA)

* IT Steering Committee Member

Cyber Security Incident Report Team (CSIRT)

The Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is charged with investigation and coordination of incidents where sensitive institutional or personal data is suspected to have been compromised. Serious computer incidents involving the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information technology assets must be reported to the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT). In the event that sensitive and confidential information was compromised, the leader of the CSIRT for that incident in conjunction with the other team members will file a report with GSW’s Information Security Officer of the incident detailing the date, time, actions taken and any other pertinent The CSIRT will follow the guidelines of the University System of Georgia Incident Response Plan (refer to Appendix D in this GSW Information Security Program document and Section 5 of the USG IT Handbook). The GSW CSIRT will meet at least every April and every October starting in April of 2014. Members are:

  • Chief Information Officer, co-chair
  • Information Security Officer, co-chair
  • Comptroller / Business Office representative
  • Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Public Safety Representative
  • Registrar
  • Computer Lab Manager (IIT)
  • Enterprise Services Director (IIT)
  • Technology Services Director (IIT)
  • Network Support Services Director (IIT)
  • Senior Systems Administrator (IIT)

Data Governance Committee

The Data Governance Committee is responsible for defining and managing implementation of the policies and procedures for the data governance and management functions at Georgia southwestern State University (GSW). The Data Governance Committee advises the Banner Steering Committee regarding the collection, maintenance, and utilization of cross-divisional data in Banner and other enterprise systems. Member are:

  • Data Trustees - VP Academic Affairs, Athletic Director, VP Business and Finance, VP Enrollment Management, Chief Information Officer, VP Student Affairs, Director University Relations
  • Data Stewards - Appointed from the following divisions as appropriate (Academic Affairs, Athletics, Business and Finance, Enrollment Management, Information and Instructional Technology, Student Affairs and University Relations)
  • Banner Database Administrator
  • Library representative
  • Human Resources representative
  • Institutional Research representative
  • Faculty representative
  • Information Security Officer

Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC)

The Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) focuses on the use of technology in the classroom and how new technologies can be integrated to support the GSW mission. A major responsibility of the committee is to provide guidance regarding use of the student technology fee. Members are:

  • Faculty membership rotates every academic year.
  • Royce Hackett, Chief Information Officer (Non-member | IT liaison)
  • Bob Slenker, Technology Services Director (Non-member | IT liaison)
  • Anthony Lasiter, Information Technology Support Manager (Non-member | IT liaison)