Our leadership teams comprise individuals from across our schools and academic units to ensure the diverse interests of our community are represented in project planning and decision-making. Learn more about the purpose and membership of the teams leading the Student Sunrise project below.

Student Sunrise Executive Committee

This group is the final authority for the Student Sunrise project and is responsible for setting and managing the project’s vision, strategy and goals.


Beverly Wendland,  provost and executive vice chancellor, executive sponsor for the Student Sunrise project


  • Eva Aagaard, senior associate dean for education, School of Medicine
  • Aaron Bobick, dean for McKelvey School of Engineering
  • Mimi Calter, university librarian and vice provost
  • Brian Fiedler, associate vice chancellor for advancement, Danforth Campus schools
  • Kathy Gaytan, executive director of compliance and audit
  • Anna Gonzalez, vice chancellor for student affairs
  • Feng Sheng Hu, dean of Arts & Sciences
  • Amy Kweskin, vice chancellor and chief financial officer
  • Mary McKay, vice provost of interdisciplinary initiatives
  • Jessie Minton, chief information officer
  • Vijay Ramani, vice provost for graduate education, McKelvey School of Engineering
  • Russell Sharp, interim executive director, Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Jen Stedelin, deputy chief information officer, academic and administrative technologies
  • Amy Walter, assistant vice chancellor for enterprise applications

Ex Officio

  • Erin Culbreth, senior associate provost and Student Sunrise executive project director
  • Michael Coffman, Student Sunrise technical project director
  • Beth Lee, Student Sunrise functional project director
  • Ellen Rostand, assistant vice chancellor and Student Sunrise change director
Student Sunrise Steering Committee

This group provides direction to the project team on project plans, scope and system design and escalates items like policy changes and risk remediation plans to the Student Sunrise Executive Committee. This group also serves as the primary point of engagement between the project and the schools and academic units.


Erin Culbreth, senior associate provost and Student Sunrise executive project director


  • Aaron Akins, registrar, Sam Fox School
  • Omar AlRefae, director enterprise applications, student domain
  • Tim Bono, assistant dean for assessment and analytics, Student Affairs
  • Kilinyaa Cothran, acting associate dean for academics; academic director of health programs, professional and community education, School of Continuing & Professional Studies
  • Keri Disch, university registrar, Office of the Registrar
  • Carolyn Dufault, assistant professor of medicine, School of Medicine
  • Erica Ellard, director of academic administration and student records, Arts & Sciences
  • Jennifer Harpring, associate dean for social work and social policy, Brown School
  • Angela Hobson, associate dean for public health, Brown School
  • Chris Kroeger, associate dean for students, McKelvey School of Engineering
  • Paige LaRose, senior associate dean, Olin Business School
  • Jessie Runiewicz, Slate functional lead, Office of the Provost
  • Michael Runiewicz, assistant vice provost and director of student financial services, Office of Admissions and Aid
  • Sara Ryu, director of academic initiatives and special advisor to the vice dean, Arts & Sciences
  • Lisa Schmidt, financial analyst, Financial Services
  • Jennifer Smith, vice provost educational initiatives, Office of the Provost
  • Cami Spampani, executive director, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Shannon Ullom, senior director of development services, University Advancement
  • Elizabeth Walsh, associate dean for student services, School of Law
  • Jason Wessels, manager of audit, CFU
  • Andy Wiegert, director of graduate student affairs, Arts & Sciences
  • Michael Wysession, executive director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Ex Officio

  • Danielle Bristow, Student Sunrise change lead
  • Michael Coffman, Student Sunrise technical project pirector
  • Beth Lee, Student Sunrise functional project director
  • Ellen Rostand, assistant vice chancellor and Student Sunrise change director
Student Sunrise Project Directors & Leads

This group is responsible for providing day-to-day project leadership and manages the scope, budget, timeline, resources and priorities for the Student Sunrise project.

Student Sunrise Executive Project Director

Erin Culbreth, senior associate provost

Functional Team Leadership

Beth Lee, functional project director

  • Mecca Baker, academic process lead
  • Trevor Bilhorn, academic foundations functional lead
  • Stephanie Brelsford, curriculum functional lead
  • Vivian Eberhardt, student financials functional lead
  • Jeff Herman, financial aid functional lead
  • Susan Hood, testing lead
  • Sue Hosack, security lead
  • Marissa Kaltwasser, records and registration functional lead
  • Kathy Steiner-Lang, advising functional lead

Technical Team Leadership

Michael Coffman, technical project director

  • Jane Pack, data conversion lead
  • Adam Ulrich, integrations lead
  • Todd Zimmermann, reporting lead

Change Management Team Leadership

Ellen Rostand, change director

  • Danielle Bristow, change lead
  • Alexis Kim, communications lead
  • Barry Martin, training lead
  • Ashby Tyler, operational enablement lead

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