Data governance standardizes for an institution how data is defined, produced, used, stored, and destroyed. These standards enable and enhance organizational effectiveness and data-informed decisions.

At Ball State University, data governance is guided by a framework and managed by the Management Information and Data Analytics Strategy (MIDAS). Comprised of two committees, MIDAS is led by representatives of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, the Chief Strategy Officer, and Information Technology.

Data Governance Framework

In order to achieve a strong data environment, a framework was established by a series of documents to guide how data governance is managed by MIDAS.

These documents include:

MIDAS Committees

MIDAS Steering Committee

MIDAS Steering Committee

The MIDAS Steering Committee provides oversight and guidance to the MIDAS Data Group to ensure the creation of a robust data and analytics environment that enables actionable insight by University decision-makers to support strategic decision-making and student success.

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Committee Members

  • Dr. Sue Hodges Moore, Co-Chair, Chief Strategy Officer
  • Loren Malm, Co-Chair, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Office
  • Dr. Susana Rivera-Mills, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Paula Luff, Vice President for Enrollment Planning and Management
  • Dr. Maureen McCarthy, Dean of the College of Sciences and Humanities
  • Rose Costello, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
  • Ro-Anne Royer Engle, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Todd Meister, Assistant Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Enterprise Architect
  • Missy Adkison, Data and Intelligence Architect
  • Dr. Melody Bernot, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Maggie Bolter, Assistant Director of Data Quality and Governance
  • Bryan Fortriede, Information Specialist for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services
  • Steven Reed, Director of Academic Systems and ERP Coordinator
  • Kate Stoss, Director of University Human Resource Services
  • Jennifer Wessels, Secretary, Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Mike Costello, Associate Director of Systems Technology
  • Rob Marvin, Senior Director of University Budget Development

MIDAS Data Group

The MIDAS Data Group works to create a robust data environment that supports strategic decision making and student success. The MIDAS Data Group meets biweekly to work toward reaching four key goals:

  1. assessment
  2. description of desired state
  3. data literacy training and internal consulting
  4. implementation of the desired state

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Read Governing Documents

Committee Members

  • Todd Meister, Co-Chair, Assistant Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Enterprise Architect
  • Missy Adkison, Interim Co-Chair, Data and Intelligence Architect
  • Maggie Bolter, Assistant Director of Data Quality and Governance
  • Bryan Fortriede, Information Specialist for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services
  • Kate Stoss, Director of University Human Resource Services
  • Dr. Melody Bernot, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Jennifer Wessels, Secretary, Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Maureen McCarthy, Dean of the College of Sciences and Humanities
  • Mike Costello, Associate Director of Systems Technology
  • Rob Marvin, Senior Director of University Budget Development