IT Governance Councils

Information Security Advisory Council

SMU's Information Security Policy requires the Information Security Officer to create and maintain an Information Security Advisory Council (ISAC). Members of the Council are asked to serve as liaisons to their respective departments for communication and training related to Information Security.

The mission of the Information Technology Security Advisory Council is to assist the University’s Information Security Officer in his mission to ensure the timely implementation and enforcement of policy and practices by identifying problems areas, supporting the adoption of best practices, and to establish and implement solutions.


Members of the council

  • Chair: George Finney, CISO, Office of Information Technology
  • Vinh Pham, Director, Business and Finance
  • Brennan Hadden, Specialist, Development Services
  • Joe Papari, Director, Enrollment Services
  • Sheri Starkey, Associate Vice President, Human Resources
  • Lisa Lee, Director, Internal Audit
  • Michael Hites, CIO, Office of Information Technology
  • Teena Newman, Project Management Office Director, Office of Information Technology
  • Michael Tumeo, Director, Office of Institutional Research
  • Kelly Thurman, University Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs
  • Rebecca Folmar, Associate Director, Office of Risk Management
  • Randy Jones, Associate Dean, University Health Center