Committee Profile


  • Gibson-Mainka, Sharon
  • Vaught, Ethel
The Security and Policies Committee (SPC) is charged with providing oversight and support of Texas A&M University information security by authoring privacy-related policies, procedures, and security initiatives. The committee recommends strategic direction on campus information security and data privacy-related work to ensure that it supports the University mission. SPC works in close collaboration with the University Rule Team and Enterprise Risk Management Group within the Office of University Risk and Compliance.
Membership Selection Process:
Appointed by the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice President for IT and CIO, Vice President for Research, Vice President for Enrollment and Academic services, and the Vice President and CFO.

Meeting Times:
4th Wednesday of September, November, February, April, and June


Position Name Contact
Academic Services IT Representative Kyle Page
IT Academic Services
458 5214
Division of IT EIR Accessibility Coordinator Cynthia Kauder
Division of Information Technology
Division of IT Representative Adam Mikeal
Division of Information Technology
Division of IT Representative Kristen Kubenka
Division of Information Technology

Division of Research Representative Aaron Brender
Vice Pres for Research
Faculty Representative Danny Davis
Bush School of Government & Public Svc
Faculty Representative Dwayne Whitten
Mays Business School
IT Professional Representative John Kovacevich
TAMU Galveston
IT Professional Representative Michael Leary
College of Engineering - Admin - Dean
IT Professional Representative Garrett Yamada
Division of Information Technology
IT Professional Representative Michael Thompson
Privacy Officer John Pryde
University Risk & Compliance
(979) 845-9853
TAMUS Office of General Counsel Representative Kate Pharr
TAMUS Office of General Counsel
Transportation Services Representative Joshua Shepard
Transportation Services
University Risk & Compliance Representative Matt Walton
Health Science Center
University Risk & Compliance Representative Margaret (Peggy) Zapalac
University Risk & Compliance
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Michael Sardaryzadeh
Division of Information Technology