Our Members

Our community thrives on the sharing of ideas and resources that promote the growth, development, and advancement of Data Governance practices in Higher Education. Our members draw from 2-4 year public and private institutions both domestic and abroad. Although the majority of our memberships consist of academic institutions, we also have members from state systems and professional organizations, companies, and facilities. Since our inception, we have grown to an organization of 600+ members across 9 countries.

Our Activities

A grass roots community, we currently exist virtually and connect regularly through Slack and our Google Group. We offer monthly webinars presented by our members on a variety of data governance topics. Recent presentations have included privacy perceptions of students, research data governance, a panel discussion on data governance during a pandemic, and a data catalog tool demo. Webinars are presented on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2pm Eastern time. Because we are a global community that spans multiple time zones, the webinars are recorded for asynchronous viewing. Information on the password for the webinar archive is available through Slack or from admin@highereddatagovernance.org.

Our Governance

HEDGe is an all volunteer organization guided by a Steering Committee. The HEDGe Steering Committee is made up of 12 members serving 6 basic functions. Each member will serve a 2-year term. Additional information about Steering Committee functions can be found in the charter linked below.

2021 Steering Committee Members

San Cannon, University of Rochester, HEDGe Co-chair
Beth Prince-Bradbury, Rochester Institute of Technology, HEDGe Co-chair
Adnan Ahmed, University of Calgary, HEDGe Professional Development Co-chair
Nadya Balabanova, University of California, Irvine, HEDGe Outreach Chair
Melissa Barnett, Georgia State University, HEDGe Membership Co-chair
Eddie Bolden, Case Western University, HEDGe Professional Development Co-chair
Mike Ellison, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, HEDGe Communications Co-chair
Rachel Groenhout, University of Maine System, HEDGe Membership Co-chair
Kristina Harvey, Simon Fraser University, HEDGe Secretary
Marcela Hernandez, University of British Columbia, HEDGe Communications Co-chair
Meghal Parikh, Rollins College, HEDGe Outreach Co-chair
Casey Petroski, Lehigh University, HEDGe Curator

Privacy Policy

We are well aware of the concerns people have about the security of the information that organizations collect about them. To that end, we have drafted this privacy policy to ensure members (and prospective members) know how we will treat the data they share with us.

Charter and Code of Conduct

More information about who we are, how we are organized, and what we expect from our members can be found in our charter which was approved by the Steering Committee in September 2020.


Email: highereddatagovernance@gmail.com

Twitter: @he_dg_e

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