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Executive Technology Steering Committee


The Executive Technology Steering Committee (ETSC) is the senior university technology governance group and principal advisory group to the President on information technology issues and decisions. The ETSC reports, through the Vice President for Information Technology/CIO, to the President’s Cabinet and meets monthly during the academic year.


  • Establishes the University’s long-range technology strategy and goals. 
  • Approves and prioritizes all large university technology projects.
  • Recommends to the President all policies, standards and procedures pertaining to information technology and information security.
  • Adopts frameworks and guidelines that maintain an effective division of responsibilities for enterprise-wide and local technology services.
  • Approves major changes in the delivery of technology services or service levels.
  • Reviews and adjusts as necessary University-wide technology spending and staffing to optimize the use of CSUN resources.
  • Conducts regular reviews of the University’s technology project portfolio and monitors its alignment with University goals, available resources, and acceptable levels of risk.

ETSC Members: AY 2018-2019 (appointed by the President)

Hilary BakerVice President for Information Technology/CIO (chair)
Stella Theodoulou Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
William WatkinsVice President for Student Affairs
Colin DonahueVice President for Administration and Finance
Robert GunsalusVice President for University Advancement
Rick EvansExecutive Director, University Corporation 
Jill SmithChief of Staff, President's Office

Twice a year the ETSC convenes as the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) Steering Committee with additional members from the key stakeholder groups across the institution:

Diane StephensATI Executive Sponsor Designee
Mary-Pat SteinFaculty Senate President
Deone ZellAssociate Vice President for Academic Technology
Kathryn SharronUniversal Design Center Program Manager
Susan HuaDirector for Equity and Diversity