Policy Advisory Committee

At any time, EDUCAUSE may need to address an array of federal policy issues and government relations activities at the intersection of IT and higher education, often in cooperation with other associations and organizations. The Policy Advisory Committee engages member representatives in providing EDUCAUSE Policy staff and advisors with the member perspective on federal policy developments.

Committee members help to identify major federal policy concerns for the community, as well as how community interests might influence potential responses. They also inform the association’s federal policy efforts by highlighting potential issues arising from the member experience on campus. The core policy areas for the committee are cybersecurity and data privacy, e-learning (including digital accessibility), networking/telecommunications, and copyright. Eight member volunteers and a representative of Internet2's government relations staff (ex officio) comprise the committee membership. Volunteer committee members serve three-year terms.

EDUCAUSE Policy Advisory Committee Charge

Committee information is provided as a service for our members. It is not to be used for commercial gain, either by members or nonmembers. EDUCAUSE maintains open access to this information with the understanding that it will not be abused. We appreciate your help in using this information properly so that we don't have to limit its availability. If you have any questions about the use of this information, please contact [email protected].

Katie Branson

Ex Officio
External Advisor
Washington, DC, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-Present

Mark Cather

Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer
Adelphi, MD, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2021-2024

Jarret Cummings

Staff Liaison
Senior Advisor for Policy and Government Relations
Washington, DC, UNITED STATES

Jeff Gassaway

Information Security & Privacy Officer
Albuquerque, NM, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2023-2025

Bailey Graves

Ex Officio
Associate
Washington, DC, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-Present

Matt Hall

Ex Officio
Senior Policy Advisor
Washington, DC, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2023-Present

Leo Howell

Chief Information Security Officer
Eugene, OR, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2018-2024

Bret Ingerman

Vice President for Information Technology
Tallahassee, FL, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2021-2024

Mac McIntosh

Vice President & Chief Information Officer
University of Richmond, VA, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2021-2024

Michele Norin

Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer
New Brunswick, NJ, UNITED STATES
Committee Member: 2022-2024