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Graduate Programs in Software

Strategic Advisory Board

The Strategic Advisory Board provides strategic advice and counsel to the Graduate Programs in Software department at the University of St. Thomas. Meeting twice a year, the Board provides current industry trends and directions that impact the curriculum or programs. Using its influence, both internally within the University and externally, the Board promotes and supports the Graduate Programs in Software department (GPS) at the University of St. Thomas. Board membership consists of Senior IT Executives (CIO, VP of IT), Senior R & D Executives (CTO, R &D Directors), consulting companies, and prominent academic leaders.

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The Strategic Advisory Board responsibilities:

  • Help promote the objectives of Graduate Programs in Software.
  • Participate in the strategic planning process of Graduate Programs in Software.
  • Help in establishing clear linkages between the industry community and Graduate Programs in Software.
  • Provide direction on industry and technology changes that impact Graduate Programs in Software.
  • Provide input on curriculum proposals associated with the programs offered by Graduate Programs in Software.
  • Help enhance the reputation of Graduate Programs in Software, its faculty, its offerings and its students regionally, nationally, and internationally.
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GPS Strategic Advisory Board Members

We are grateful to the individuals who donate their time to be on our Graduate Programs in Software Strategic Advisory Board.

Dennis Zuzek

SVP and CTO - HealthPartners

Mick Atton

Former VP and Chief Architect - Thomson Reuters

Ed Clark, Ed.D.

CIO - University of St. Thomas

Kristy Drollinger

Senior Portfolio Director - Wolters Kluwer Health

Bob Erickson

Former CTO - US Bank

Anne Finch, Ed.D.

CEO - Logistics Health, Inc. UHG/Optum

Scott Grausnick

President - Harbinger Partners

Linglong He

President and COO – Rock Mortgage

Dr. Bonnie Holub, Ph.D.

VP Data Science & Analytics, Americas - NTT DATA Services

Deb Hutchinson

Former CIO - Dean Health

Sridhar Koneru

Area VP IT Strategy and Digital - Xcel Energy

Mac Lewis

Partner - Sherpa Partners

Chuck Martel

VP Data Analytics Enablement - Medica

Dr. Bhabani Misra, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Graduate Programs - Engineering and Software, School of Engineering - University of St. Thomas

Dr. Holly Morris, Ph.D.

Independent Director - NIIT-Technologies

Jim Ostergaard

Vice President - Target Technology Services

Tony Peleska

VP IT – Kraus-Anderson Construction Company

Mary Lynne Perushek

CIO – VP IT - Mortenson

Abir Roy

VP Operational Risk and Data Governance - Ameriprise Financial

Mike Thyken

Graduate Programs in Software Strategic Advisory Board Chair, CTO, Caring Bridge

Chuck Treder

Vice Chair - Information Technology, Mayo Clinic

Dr. Donald Weinkauf, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Engineering - University of St. Thomas