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SOLAR and Administrative Systems Committee


The SOLAR and Administrative Systems Committee (SASC) advises the Executive Technology Steering Committee on the application of technology to support CSUN’s administrative, management and student services processes, analysis and reporting. 


  • Provide leadership and coordination to improve administrative and management information and analysis, including SOLAR, Portal, DARS, and data warehousing.
  • Create a University-wide approach to administrative technology projects to allow consistency across the University divisions.
  • Provide advice and counsel on timing, scope, and integration of SOLAR and non-SOLAR administrative or business process projects, which may impact institutional capabilities.
  • Provide input to long-range technology plans and strategies by identifying opportunities to improve administrative and student services through the application of technology.
  • Review,  prioritize, and recommend SOLAR and administrative projects to the ETSC.
  • Improve administrative services and practices.
  • Coordinate the on-going maintenance and upgrades of SOLAR and administrative systems. 
  • Consult with the enrollment management committees, and other business process improvement groups appointed by the Vice Presidents

SASC works with the ad-hoc SOLAR Leads working group to collaborate with, and inform college staff and faculty about student administration system changes.

SASC works with the ad-hoc SOLAR Gatekeeper working group, to appropriately review and manage access to SOLAR systems. 

Membership (appointed by ETSC annually):

SASC Members: FY 2013 – 2014

Hilary BakerVice President for Information Technology (chair)
Colin DonahueVice President for Administration & Finance
Patricia LordRepresentative for Admissions and Records
Lili VidalRepresentative for Financial Aid
Jill SmithRepresentative for Human Resources
Deborah WallaceRepresentative for Financial and Accounting Services
Benjamin QuillianRepresentative for Information Technology
Paul SchantzRepresentative for Student Affairs
Geetha ThomasRepresentative for Advancement
Lih WuRepresentative for Tseng College
Elizabeth AdamsAssociate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies

Note: Representatives from Internal Audit, Institutional Research, and University Corporation attend as needed.

Meeting Schedule:


Committee Classification:

Advisory to ETSC.