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Committee: Banner Operations


Membership is comprised of Banner data owners and other representatives from administrative offices. Members are appointed by the appropriate Vice President / President or Faculty Council and represent each of the administrative offices listed below. The committee chair will be determined by a vote of the committee members at the first meeting of each fiscal year. No one individual may hold the Chair position more than two consecutive years.  The Chief Information Officer will serve as a non-voting ex officio member.


The Banner Operations Committee acknowledges and accepts shared responsibility for the standardization, upgrade/maintenance support, adherence to data standards, systems, processes and development of policies and procedures for security of administrative data. The committee:

  • Encourages open communication and information sharing for issues, concerns, enhancements, and information that apply to functional offices, business processes, administrative systems, and data of Northeastern State University.
  • Serves as an advisory group pertaining to new administrative projects and systems that significantly impact functional offices and business processes of the University.
  • Coordinates institutional resources (primarily project scheduling and personnel) to implement, integrate, upgrade, secure, test and support administrative systems.
  • Reviews and prioritizes requests from the university community for enhancements of administrative systems to measure the impact of recommended changes on all areas.
  • Continually identifies, reviews, evaluates, and enhances training needs and opportunities provided to the University community.
  • Supports, implements, and communicates group decisions and policies to respective University departments and organizations.


This committee meets monthly as necessary, but no less than once each quarter during the fiscal year.  Minutes are sent to the Vice President for Administration and Finance

2021-2022 Committee Members

Academic Affairs
Ms. Janet Kelley
Dr. Julia Sawyer
Executive Director Institutional Effectiveness 
Administration and Finance
Mr. Austin Rosenthal
Interim Director Business Affairs

Admissions/Enrollment Management
Dr. Kelly Jo Larsen
Assistant Vice President Enrollment Management

Budgets and Accounting
Ms. Tonya Massey
Interim Director Budgets & Accounting 

Ms. Kathy Seymour
Payroll Team Lead 

Business Affairs
Ms. Chantel Heller
Accounts Payable Supervisor

Ms. Alicia Arnall

Ms. Laura Hulbert
Advancement Services Coordinator

Faculty Council
Dr. Joan Williams
Associate Professor - Hospitality/Tourism Management

Financial Aid 
Dr. Teri Cochran
Director Student Financial Services 

Human Resources
Ms. Jean Logue
Director Human Resources
Information Technology
Mr. James Morrison
Director of Enterprise Systems

Dr. Richard Reif, - ex officio
Chief Information Officer/Director of IT

University Advising Center
Ms. Julia Carlo 
Executive Director University Advising