University Advancement Technology Steering


Committee Charge

The University Advancement Technology Steering Committee provides oversight for technology requests and projects that require Information Technology Computing Services (ITCS) support and provision of technology personnel, products and services. The scope also includes UA technology decisions that fall under ECU or ITCS technology polices.


  • To provide strategic direction for ECU Advancement technology, applications, projects and services.
  • To approve, prioritize and monitor ECU Advancement technology projects including the scope, budget and schedule as well as changes to these items.
  • To participate in oversight activities that monitor and approve or reject changes to a project’s scope, schedule or budget. Decisions are elevated to executive leadership when appropriate.
  • To determine and allocate resources for technology requests, projects and related services.
  • To provide a forum for communication of information related to University Advancement technology, applications, infrastructure, requests, projects and services (emphasis on requests and projects).
  • To review, approve and enforce policies, standards and procedures relating to University Advancement technology endeavors (security, audit recommendations, account management, etc.).
  • To address project risks and issues that require internal executive level decisions.


The committee meets monthly or as required to keep track of issues and projects.

Representatives report the status of projects and service requests using this agenda outline:

Item 1. Review project status

Recommendations – (1) Provide a quick dashboard review of projects within the ITCS/University Advancement portfolio. Discuss the following items:

  • Overall status
  • Scope status
  • Schedule status
  • Budget status
  • Milestone status
  • Accomplishments
  • Review and approval of project change orders
  • Specific requests for assistance of the committee
Item 2. Review service request status
  • Overall status
  • Scope status
  • Schedule status
Item 3. Roundtable


Item 4. Responsibility for actions from this meeting


Item 5. Plans, date and location for next meeting


Terah ArchieSenior Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Maha BanningExecutive Assistant, University Advancement
Kelley Anne BrownAssistant Director, Marketing and Digital Engagement
Diane Mary CrescitelliAccountant, AFH Foundation
Mandy KingAccountant, Medical Health Sciences Foundation
Jeff McPhersonInterim Executive Director, Development Operations
Ramona MettsAssistant Director, Advancement Services
Molly Baker PierceBusiness Officer, Athletics
Jessica SpruillDirector, Fund Agreements and ECU Foundation Liaison
Brittany StockstillAccountant, Athletics
Nicole StokesStrategic Initiative and Campaign Manager
Jennifer WatsonDirector of Annual Fund

*Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) provide technical information to the committee.