IT Stakeholders Committee

The IT Stakeholders Committee serves to collect input and feedback from students, faculty, staff, administrators, and UMB Medicine affiliates and to provide input to and receive guidance and decisions from the Executive Cabinet.  

The IT Stakeholders Committee provides a forum for the UMB CIO and school IT leaders to receive input and advice from campus representatives. It is also a mechanism for the Executive Cabinet to share IT priorities with a group that can communicate back to the campus.

Committee Members
Co-Chairs Peter Murray, Senior Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  Rodney J. Taylor, Professor and Chair, Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medicine
Medicine Peter Rock, Professor and Chair, Anesthesiology, School of Medicine
  Sharon Bowser, Assistant Dean and Deputy Chief Information Officer
FPI Carlton McCullough, Chief Information Officer
Dentistry David George, Chief of Staff
Law Donald Tobin, Dean and Professor
Pharmacy Peter Swaan, Associate Dean for Research
Social Work Clark Shah-Nelson, Assistant Dean for Instructional Technology
Nursing Louise Jenkins, Professor & Co-Director, Institute for Educators
Central Units Dawn M. Rhodes, Senior Vice President and Chief Business and Finance Officer, Administration and Finance
  MJ Tooey, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library

 The goals of the multi-stakeholder committee are to:

  • Identify campus technology needs
  • Determine resources and services to address needs
  • Provide input to the Executive Cabinet regarding IT needs of the campus
  • Advise the Executive Cabinet regarding IT priorities

Committee Objectives

  • Obtain input from students, faculty, administrators and staff, and UMB Medicine-affiliated partners, which allows for prioritization of IT innovation and IT initiatives
  • Identify actions, initiatives, and investments in technology needed to support Strategic Plan initiatives
  • Provide input to the Executive Cabinet on initiatives proposed, precedence, or priorities
  • Assist in developing communication plans for the broader University community

Committee Composition and Actions

The committee is not an “IT committee” composed of a group of technology professionals. Rather, it is a committee reflecting the organization of the campus that could identify IT needs, academic innovations and opportunities, and improvements in business processes. Technology professionals will be consulted regarding solutions and aligning technology resources and services with the identified academic and business needs, opportunities, and innovations.

Member Responsibilities

  • Members are active, constructive participants and work to obtain input and feedback from their respective leaders and constituency groups (deans/VPs; school committees; student, faculty and staff committees; UM Medicine affiliates; “grass-roots” users).
  • Members seek opportunities and consensus-driven approaches for evaluating and arriving at IT solutions and provide input to the Executive Cabinet regarding proposed initiatives or priorities.
  • Members are continually assessing how well their constituency is being served.

Formation Guidelines

  • Deans and senior vice presidents have selected individual(s) to serve on the committee.
  • The committee has proportional representation from each of the schools.
  • The committee membership composition is as follows:
School of Medicine 4
School of Dentistry 1
School of Law 1
School of Nursing 1
School of Pharmacy 1
School of Social Work 1
All Central Units 2
Total Members 11 Plus 2 Co-chairs

Meeting Facilitators

A School of Medicine faculty leader and the UMB CIO are co-chairing the committee.


Selected members are serving at the pleasure of their respective dean or senior vice president, preferably for at least a two-year term.

Expected Benefits

  1. Enhanced direction-setting and decision-making of the Executive Cabinet regarding renouncing institutional IT and developing IT priorities.
  2. Alignment of technology resources and services with academic and business needs, opportunities, and innovations.