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Project Governance - Roles and Responsibilities 

The Executive Committee, the Leadership Council, functional owners, and project workstream leads are the decision-making entities in this structure, with the Steering Committee, Advisory Group, and Fiscal Administrators group (along with other stakeholders as needed) providing insight.  

Phase 3 of FST saw a shift in scope for our governing bodies. The adjustments we made allow for better management of the increasingly quick turnaround time for decisions as we build UVA's Workday Financials tenant and solidify the accompanying process improvements. The revised governance structure will more effectively operationalize the team and stakeholder's efforts, making sure individuals who are familiar with various levels of the organization are able to advise our leadership and the project team at the right time on matters within their expertise.  

The main points of this change: 

  • A new governance group, the Leadership Council, has been added to the governance structure;
  • The Steering Committee will be expanded to include all School Associate Finance Deans, Dana German, Michael Latsko, and Blake Watson.
  • The Advisory Committee has expanded to include members of the Business Officers Council.
  • We will more clearly articulate roles and document decisions, by employing a RAPID decision-making framework

The Executive Committee, the Leadership Council, functional owners, and project workstream leads are the decision-making entities in this structure, with the Steering Committee, Advisory Group, and Fiscal Administrators group (along with other stakeholders as needed) providing insight.  

We are deeply appreciative of our governance groups for collaborating with us through the first two phases of this journey, and for sticking with us during a stressful and unexpected situation at the beginning of Phase 3.  Their feedback and guidance have resulted in the foundation on which we're building the future state of Finance at UVA.  

FST Project Decision-Making Structure 

There have been and will continue to be many decisions that we have to make as we move through Finance Strategic Transformation. Early in the project, we knew we would have to be careful about getting the right feedback from the right stakeholders, having the correct people making the decision, and correctly identifying the impact of the decision. As you can imagine, every choice we make along the FST road has an effect on a great many other people, processes, and systems.  Click here to read more about the decision-making structure. 

You can also view the FST decision log here. 

Click here for a full listing of all Governance Committees and members.  You can also use our handy search feature below.

Please use this search to find representatives of your school or business unit. 

School/Area or Organization Steering committee Member Advisory Group Members
College at Wise

Kristy Robertson, Heather Wilson

College of Arts & Sciences

Elissa Morton, John Mastrandea

Curry School of Education

Justin Thompson

Chris Peper

Darden School of Business

Kirby Armentrout

Beth Van Hook

Dean of Students

Wayland Bryan

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