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:
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:
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.