A 12-member Institutional Privacy Committee (IPC) has been appointed by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to review current campus policies, procedures and training, and make recommendations for any improvements needed to safeguard sensitive information that may fall under state or federal regulations.
“Our obligation to protect the privacy and security of this information and to be in compliance with regulations is critical to our mission,” said Subbaswamy in a July 8 broadcast e-mail. “We must remain deserving of the trust placed in the institution by students, alumni, families, and other stakeholders.”
The panel is being chaired by Stephen J. Cavanaugh, dean of the College of Nursing, and Christopher P. Misra, chief information security officer and chief privacy officer with the Office of Information Technologies. The committee will report to the chief information officer, who will be responsible for securing approval of the recommendations from the chancellor and for any related implementation.
Other members of the committee are Jane A. Baran, professor and chair, Communication Disorders; Brian W. Burke, senior counsel; Margaret J. Burggren, associate director, Office of Research Compliance; Debora D. Ferreira, executive director, Equal Opportunity and Diversity; Linda L. Griffin, associate dean, College of Education; John N. Lenzi, registrar; Debra Mosher, supervisor of health records, University Health Services; Christopher E. Overtree, director, Psychological Services Center; Harry S. Rockland-Miller, director, Center for Counseling and Psychological Health; and Ruth V. Yanka, executive director, Administration and Finance Operations.