Committee Profile


  • Gibson-Mainka, Sharon
  • Vaught, Ethel
The Executive IT Council (EITC) approves the university-wide IT vision and overall IT budget structure, sets key IT priorities for the university, endorses IT principles, policies, and standards, resolves university-wide strategic IT issues, and establishes accountability for enacting decisions. The EITC consists of executive-level positions from across the university, to include the President, Provost, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Vice President for Research, Vice President for Enrollment and Academic Services, and Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer (CIO). The EITC is the definitive decision-making body for IT, ensuring IT alignment with the central mission of the University. The decision-making members of the EITC are the President and Provost, where the President has final authority in decision-making. The Council receives formal, periodic recommendations and input from the CIO and the Strategic IT Committee.

Membership Selection Process:
Appointed automatically through executive role.
Meeting Times:
Scheduled to meet four times per fiscal year.


Position Name Contact
Texas A&M University President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Young
President's Office
Texas A&M University Provost and Executive Vice President, Chief Academic Officer Carol Fierke
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
VP Finance and CFO Jerry Strawser
Vice President for Finance and Operations CFO
Vice President for Enrollment and Academic Services Joseph Pettibon II
VP Academic Services Adloc
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Melody 'Dee' Childs
Division of Information Technology
Vice President for Research Mark Barteau
Vice Pres for Research