Committees & Teams

Committees & Teams


The Steering Committee will provide a high-level review of planning, development, and implementation activities of the cross-functionality of individual Banner systems. This Committee also advises and prioritizes personnel and budget resources that may be needed to bring a project to fruition and make appropriate policy decisions when needed.

Area of Representation

Department Representative
Information Technology Mr. Suresh Murugan, Chief Information Officer
Academics Departments Dr. Vann Newkirk, VC for Academic Affairs
Alumni, Institutional Advancement Mr. Dennis Byron, Sr., InterimVC for University Advancement
Chancellor's Office Ms. Gwen Sanders, Secretary to the University
Finance, Accounts Receivable/Payable, Bursar, Student Accounts, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Travel, Inventory/Property Management, Campus Police Mr. Joshua Lassiter, Interim VC for Business and Finance
Human Resources Mr. Rafael Bones, Chief Human Resources Officer
Student Affairs, Housing Mr. Nolan Davis, Chief Student Affairs Officer

ECSU Data Standards Guidelines

Data Standards Mission

The Mission of the Data Standards Committee is to protect the integrity of Elizabeth City State University data housed in the Banner Information System and other systems which interface with Banner in the Administrative Computing Data Center. The Data Standards document details the established standards for the protection, access, and use of ECSU data that is electronically maintained in Banner. The Data Standards document also defines the responsibilities of users who input and access that data. These Standards are expected to be followed by all who use Banner or any system that interface with Banner. Divisions/departments may have individual guidelines that supplement, but do not replace or supersede these guidelines.

Data Standards Committee

The Data Standards Committee is comprised of members of the ECSU Community who collaborated to set standards related to critical information stored in the Banner Information System as well as information stored in other systems that interface with Banner. These standards are determined through consensus of all constituents involved to find solutions that work for ECSU coupled with best practices established by peer institutions. 

Changes/Additions to the Standards

Banner has the capacity to allow its users to create a very dynamic data environment that has the potential to change constantly. Therefore, the Data Standards Team meets on a regular basis (monthly) to discuss proposed changes to the system by one group of users that may affect one or more other group of users. Proposed changes that do not require a lot of discussion are handled through monthly group discussions, thus allowing decision to be made in a timely manner. Any change or update to a validation table or form that may affect other areas should be requested through the Data Standards Committee. If you are unsure if a change you are requesting affects other areas, then you should send your request through the Data Standards Request Process. An example of this is that you may not realize that other offices are viewing data you input to help them complete one of their processes.

Data Standards Request Process

To request a change/update to a validation form, complete the Data Standards Request and email the document to Estimated amount of time to process a change request is usually within one week. If the request is complicated and requires committee discussion or input from other areas, then the request may be held until it can be discussed at the next Data Standards meeting.

Data Standards Team Members

Department Representative
Accounts Payable TBA
Accounts Receivable Ms. Chelsea Whidbee
Admissions TBA
Business and Finance TBA
Human Resources Ms. Tanisha Brumsey
Information Technology, Training TBA
Institutional Advancement and Alumni TBA
IT Administrative Computing TBA
IT Administrative Computing, Data Analyst Ms. Angela Carver
IT Administrative Computing, Database Technician TBA
IT Administrative Computing, DBA TBA
Purchasing, Travel, Inventory/Property management Ms. Rachael Haines
Student, Registrar's Office Ms. Mable Riddick
*Since it is not possible to have representation from every department affected by Banner, members are requested to attend meetings with the mindset of representing everyone from their area. Example: A representative from Admissions would not only represent his/her own opinion on the subject at hand, but also that of all of admissions. Each member is asked to go back into their respective departments and inform others of discussions and