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COMPASS leadership provides support and direction

Staff, faculty and students across UF will play important roles in helping to develop and implement all of the components of COMPASS. As with any institutional change of this size and magnitude, dedicated leadership will be vital to the program’s success.

UF has put in place a strong leadership structure to ensure COMPASS has the necessary oversight and resources to carry the program to a successful completion. That support begins at the top with an executive committee consisting of:

  • Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Charlie Lane, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Zina Evans, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost
  • Elias Eldayrie, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
  • Henry Frierson, Associate Vice President and Dean of the Graduate School
  • Dave Kratzer, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Michael McKee, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Michael Perri, Dean of the College of Public Health and Health Professions
  • David Richardson, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Tammy Aagard, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • David Gruber, Associate Chief Information Officer, UFIT
  • Faculty Senate Representative
  • Student Government Representative

For COMPASS-SIS, Zina Evans and Elias Eldayrie serve as executive sponsors and champions.

The COMPASS leadership extends to a steering committee, co-chaired by Tammy Aagard and David Gruber. Other steering committee members are:

  • Zina Evans
  • Elias Eldayrie
  • Jodi Gentry, Assistant Vice President for Human Resource Services
  • Angela Lindner,  Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
  • Marie Zeglen, Assistant Provost and Director of Institutional Planning and Research
  • Jim Freymann, Associate Director, UFIT
  • Mark Burison, Senior Consultant, Sierra-Cedar Inc.

Finally, specific COMPASS components have program leads or project directors to provide direction and management to smaller teams or work groups of functional and technical experts drawn from various UF units. The COMPASS-SIS team includes UF employees as well as consultants from Sierra-Cedar Inc. (SCI). UF has engaged SCI as a partner in this component of the program because of its expertise in higher education applications and its track record with implementation of student information systems at peer institutions.

A complete listing of COMPASS team members and their respective roles will be available soon on the COMPASS website. In future issues of the Update, look for features on the various teams or groups.