Project Governance

Current Governance

Executive Sponsors

Executive Sponsors are select senior leaders who own an institutional transformation initiative and assume responsibility for daily decision-making, active championship, and cascading of decisions and information to all levels of the University. For Operational Excellence @ Illinois, Executive Sponsors oversee:

  • Clearly articulating the case for change and ensuring that it reflects institutional priorities and missions;
  • Defining precise goals and objectives that directly address institutional priorities;
  • Prioritizing and allocating resources to the initiative; and
  • Developing and enforcing reinforcement structures that promote future-state orientation and change implementation.

Executive Sponsors

  • Mike DeLorenzo, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Operations
  • Vicky Gress, Acting Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning

Functional Design Teams (Design Phase)

Teams specific to the seven functional areas (see below) that will determine the precise, tactical details and steps needed to achieve the proposed high-level operating model. Their solutions will also address the Functional Opportunities surfaced by Work Teams (see below) from the initiative’s prior phases.

Wave 1

Human Resources

Membership pending

IT

Membership pending

Wave 2

Data

Membership pending

Space

Membership pending

Wave 3

Marketing & Communications

Membership pending

Budget

Membership pending

Procurement

Membership pending

Prior Phase Governance

Task Force (Imagine, Decide, and Bridge Phases)

Prior Task Force

  • Andreas Cangellaris, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
  • Mike DeLorenzo, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Operations
  • Scott Genung, Interim Chief Information Officer
  • Gabe Gibson, Senior Director of Collaborative Initiatives Planning
  • Vicky Gress, Acting Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning
  • Deb Stone, Interim Senior Associate Chancellor for Human Resources (formerly)
  • Kraig Wagenecht, External Research Partnerships Senior Director
  • Paul Ellinger (on the Task Force before moving to a position at the University of Illinois System)

Executive Sponsors (Imagine, Decide, and Bridge Phases)

Prior Executive Sponsors

  • Vicky Gress, Acting Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning
  • Kraig Wagenecht, External Research Partnerships Senior Director

Work Teams (Imagine and Decide Phases)

Teams comprised of a Team Lead and 10-15 cross-campus representatives specific to each of the five functional areas (see below) that advised on means to reach Operational Excellence @ Illinois goals. Team members participated in a series of live sessions to offer insights, raise concerns, and develop Functional Opportunities to support the ideal future state of administrative services at Illinois and achieve phase objectives.

Human Resources
  • Deborah Stone (Team Lead)
  • Susan Key
  • Sharon Reynolds
  • Heidi Johnson
  • Sonya Holley
  • Joe Bohn
  • Lori Willoughby
  • Skye Arseneau
  • Stephanie Haas
  • Gabe Gibson
  • Douglas Lamb
  • Philip Stanton
  • Eric Smith
  • Nicole Peck
IT & Data
  • Scott Genung (Team Lead)
  • Michael Brosco
  • Michael Chan
  • Kelly Block
  • Laura Hendley
  • Jeremy Jones
  • James Quisenberry
  • Amy Schuele
  • Michelle Rome
  • Xiaobei Chen
  • Amy Lee Edwards
  • Tracy Tolliver
  • Tracy Smith
  • Kim Nystrom
  • Phil Reiter
Space
  • Michael DeLorenzo (Team Lead)
  • Brian Bundren
  • Kristin McMurray
  • Ehab Kamarah
  • Andrea Hoey
  • Douglas James Wolters
  • Qu Kim
  • Lowa Mwilambwe
  • Alma Sealine
  • Derek Fultz
  • Brett Stillwell
  • Bruce Walden
  • Paul Redman
  • Melanie Loots
  • Brad Trankina
Marketing & Communications
  • Robin Kaler (Team Lead)
  • Jan Slater
  • Libby Kacich
  • Laura Mabry
  • Nell Madigan
  • Kirsten Ruby
  • Heather Murphy
  • Doug Burgett
  • Allison Vance
  • Chris Harris
  • August Schiess
  • Michelle Nelson
  • Robert (Jeff) Trapp
  • Chris Tidrick
Budget & Procurement
  • Michael Devocelle (Team Lead)
  • Bradley Henson
  • Jamie Hackett
  • Anne Marshall
  • Jim Hurst
  • Sharee Robinson
  • James Wade
  • Brent Rasmus
  • Jim Martinie
  • Amanda Brown
  • Michael Allen Wellens
  • Jason Carl Butler
  • Nicholas Unser
  • Suzanne Rinehart
  • Kristopher Williams
  • David Gerstenecker