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UMKC IS Advisory Council


The purpose of the IS Advisory Council is to provide non-binding strategic advice to UMKC’s IS leadership on technology related matters including computing, networking, voice, Ideal Learning Environments, enterprise and academic software, IS projects, initiatives and implementations. Additionally, this Council is designed to help leadership maximize the effectiveness of IT, minimize risk and align with the University’s strategic direction.

  • Offer assurances to the University community that the institution’s approach to IS planning, investments, prioritization and risk management are inclusive, transparent and reflect best IS practices
  • Help improve the effectiveness of IS across the campus and mitigate risks
  • Ensure representative participation in IS planning and projects
  • Provide advice and identify issues on strategic and operational projects and implementations
  • Challenge current IS thinking with alternative technology approaches and creative solutions
  • Review and comment on IS policies and strategic direction
  • Help improve communication about IS initiatives that may impact IS
  • Provide advice regarding opportunities for leveraging technology, optimizing the use of resources and preventing unnecessary redundancy or non-sustainable service implementations
  • Help to align IS initiatives with the University’s mission, goals and priorities.


The IS Advisory Council is comprised of the following:
  • The IS Operations Committee Chairs from each academic unit. This body includes three to four deans and/or associate deans, fiscal officers, faculty and staff.
  • Leadership from Administrative units
  • A student representative from the Student Government Association

Meeting Procedures

The IS Council will convene at least once each semester. Information Services will coordinate times and dates as well as the agenda for these meetings. Meeting notes and materials will be posted to the IS website.

UMKC IS Advisory Council Representatives

Department Name

Bloch School of Management

Brian Anderson

College of Arts & Sciences

Beth Vonnahme

Conservatory of Music

Diane Petrella

School of Biological Sciences

Gerald Wyckoff

School of Computing & Engineering

Brian Hare

School of Dentistry

Bill Marse

School of Education

Carolyn Barber

School of Law

Ayyoub Ajmi

School of Medicine

Paul Cuddy

School of Nursing

Joy Roberts

School of Pharmacy

Jeremy Hampton

University Libraries

Buddy Pennington

Student Government Association

Tim Nguyen

Human Resources

Megan Gonzalez

School of Graduate Studies

Jennifer Lundgren


Brandon Martin

Student Life

Chris Brown


Molly Mead

Student Success & Academic Assurance

Doug Swink

Planning, Analysis & Decision Support

Keli Cox

International Programs & Support

Joy Stevenson

UMKC Innovation Center

Marie Meyers

Finance & Administration

Karen Wilkerson


Andrea DiRaimo

Police Department

John Sulzer

Research Services

Mark Nichols

Strategic Marketing & Communications

Alia Herrman

University Advancement

Curt Crespino

Meeting Notes

Upcoming Meetings

  • Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 at 2:00 – 3:30PM