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Enterprise IT Systems Funding Process (SGG)

Project Submission

  • Proposed projects submitted via intake web form at least three weeks before the scheduled SGG Meeting 

SGG Review and Preliminary Approval

  • Preliminary list of proposed projects published for SGG member review ahead of the meeting
  • Projects presented at SGG meeting
  • SGG ranks and recommends projects for funding approval
  • Steve Gallagher and Randy Livingston provide preliminary approval for selected projects (Nancy Ware sends email with Steve and Randy's preliminary approval)

Formal Project Approval 

  • UIT Project Manager Assigned to assist with charter development and approval (For PM Assignment contact Kashif Khan in UIT Project Management Office)
  • Project charter completed and sent to Steve Gallagher and Randy Livingston for approval
  • Steve Gallagher and Randy Livingston will provide final project approval along with the approval of the charter
  • PTA created and funding released

Project Execution

  • Project officially starts
  • Project team progresses the project through the phases of Initiating, Planning, Executing, Delivering and Closing

SGG Members

  • Nathan Tracanna, Human Resources
  • Amy Balsom, School of Earth Sciences
  • Jeanne Berent, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education
  • Serena Rao, Dean of Research Office
  • G. Russell Brewer, Office of Research Administration
  • Frank Brucato, School of Law
  • Anne Sweeney, Financial Management Services
  • Scott Calvert, School of Engineering
  • Raj Chellaraj, Graduate School of Business
  • Brad Immanuel, UIT | Client Experience & Solutions
  • Michael Halaas, School of Medicine
  • Geoff Cox, Graduate School of Education
  • Tom Cramer, Stanford University Libraries
  • Megan Davis, Land, Buildings, and Real Estate
  • Kathy Pappas Kassaras, External Relations
  • Charles Litchfield, SDSS
  • Sandip Darji, Improvement, Analytics, and Innovation Services
  • Amy Steagall, UIT | Information Security Office
  • Stephen Gallagher, Chief Information Officer, University IT
  • Neil Hamilton, University Budget Office
  • Luz Barragan, AVP | Business Affairs Finance and Administration
  • Ganesh Karkala, UIT | Enterprise Technology
  • Randy Livingston, Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, SGG Chair
  • Steve Olson, School of Humanities and Sciences
  • Corrie Potter, Institutional Research & Decision Support
  • Johanna Metzgar, Student and Academic Services and University Registrar
  • Rhonda Marsh, President and Provost Office
  • Sam Steinhardt, UIT | Service Strategy
  • Nancy Ware, UIT | Office of the CIO
  • Richard Webber, Learning and Technology Spaces
  • Kashif Khan, UIT | Project Management Office
  • Molly Reynick, UIT | Finance

Related Groups


The Committee on Academic Computing and Information Systems (C-ACIS), a subcommittee of the Faculty Senate, is subject to the Charter and Rules of the Senate. It shall formulate policies concerning the computing and information systems of the University to meet the academic and administrative needs of the faculty, students, and academic staff. The committee shall also review the implementation of those policies. Learn more about C-ACIS.

CIO Council

Comprised of the senior-most technical leaders from major Stanford units/areas that manage one or more substantial IT enterprises and chaired jointly by one member of the OCIO partnering with one regular Council member, the CIO Council provides advice and counsel on university-wide technology strategy and direction. The CIO Council also informs priorities related to technology at Stanford and serves as a focal point for campus-wide IT planning and coordination. Meetings are held on the 1st Friday of each month, from 9:00 - 11:00; co-chair position rotates annually. Nancy Ware serves as staff support. Current membership.


Comprised of Academic and Administrative Deans, the University Management Group (UMG), contributes to and develops policy on issues that address all of Stanford. Meetings are held the first and third Thursday of each month from 8:30 - 9:45 am. Frank Brucato serves as chair.