The Strategic Advisory Board provides the Graduate Programs in Software (GPS) department with strategic advice and counsel on the direction of the GPS. The Board provides current industry trends and directions that impact the curriculum or programs. Using its influence, both internally within the University and externally, the Board promotes and supports the Graduate Programs in Software department (GPS) at the University of St. Thomas. Board membership consists of Senior IT Executives (CIO, VP of IT), Senior R & D Executives (CTO, R &D Directors), Consulting companies, and prominent academic leaders.
The Strategic Advisory Board responsibilities:
Help promote the objectives of GPS.
Participate in the strategic planning process of GPS.
Help in establishing clear linkages between the industry community and GPS.
Provide direction on industry and technology changes that impact GPS.
Provide input on curriculum proposals associated with GPS programs.
Help enhance the reputation of GPS, its faculty, its offerings and its students regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Alan Abramson, Ph.D., SVP and CIO - HealthPartners
Mick Atton, VP and Chief Architect - Thomson Reuters
Steve Brown - former CIO at Omnicare Inc., Carlson Companies, and Imation
Kristy Drollinger, Senior Director, Population Health Analytics - Fairview Health Services
Wayne Glaus, CIO and VP Information Technology - Deluxe Corporation