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Data Governance


To improve data quality and promote consistency in the definition and use of data at Boise State University.


The purpose of the Data Quality Council is to:

  • Identify data quality issues that hinder accurate and consistent data applications;
  • Define clear and commonly-used structures, models, definitions, and processes to support coordination and collaboration, effective decision-support, and efficient use of University resources around data quality;
  • Provide guidance and recommendations concerning our institutional data needs, including how we identify and capture data elements;
  • Advise the BIRS/DW team on data quality issues and seek effective resolution;
  • Consult with BIRS/DW team on the development of new data views and/or enhancements to existing data views.


To consist of individuals (“data experts”) representing the following units/groups*:

  • Institutional Research (to coordinate the DQC)
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting Services (BIRS/DW)
  • Enrollment Services (two reps from Enrollment Services, Campus Community, Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, Admissions)
  • Extended Studies
  • Graduate College
  • College representative

* As additional data are brought into the data warehouse, the group will need to expand to include representatives from Human Resources, Finance, etc.


Data Quality Council Members

MemberPhone NumberTitle
Odom, Leslie (Chair)426-1519Associate Director for Reporting and Data Quality
Haan, Troy426-2635Director/Business Intelligence and Reporting Services
Herndon, Anne426-1039Business Manager
Dye, Jami426-2922Research Analyst
Messing, Mark426-5775Programmer/Analyst
Harrsch, Lynn426-3763Senior Business Manager
Bullock, Doug426-1414Associate Dean/College of Arts and Sciences
Weitz, Catherine426-3192Director of Payroll Services
Eaton, Susan426-4698HRIS Manager
Riley, Sue426-2359Sr. Financial Systems Analyst