Current Projects

Data Governance and Management

Data Governance and Management (sign in required)

The project's goal is to deploy a common integration layer to enable data sharing between campuses and departments, and to define a CU systemwide data strategy to improve access to data and standardize reporting. Two work streams have been identified for the project: data governance and data catalog development.

Executive Sponsors:
Beth Myers, Associate Vice Chancellor, CU Denver
Chris Smith, Vice Chancellor, Information Strategy and Services, CU Anschutz Medical Campus


Time and Labor

Time and Labor (sign in required)

The Time and Labor project aims to replace the home-grown MyLeave system. Ultimately, the project's benefits will include streamlining regulatory and compliance changes, addressing existing calculation engine issues in MyLeave, centralizing time-tracking tools and reducing costs, providing a stable platform, and allowing CU to move away from the current custom-built application that is difficult to support.

Executive Sponsors:
Felicity O’Herron, CU System, CHRO
Robyn Fergus, CU Boulder, CHRO




With CU's complex organizational structure, many groups currently handle aspects of IT security and asset management across the institution. The team aims to align and strengthen cybersecurity across CU, by focusing on three areas: vulnerability management, compromised accounts and Tier 1 security operations.

Executive Sponsor:
David Capps, University of Colorado Chief Information Security Officer


IT Procurement

IT Procurement

The project's goal is to create an IT funding model that improves services, reduces duplication and establishes standards and processes to support more effective and efficient university IT procurement.

Executive Sponsor:
Ed Mills, University of Colorado Chief Procurement Officer


Enhance IT Gov Processes

Enhance IT Gov Processes

This project aims to assess and enhance decision making processes in order to ensure CU’s long-term strategic priorities and centralized IT investments are aligned, monitored and providing expected benefits.

Executive Sponsor: 
Scott Munson, CU System, CIO



Completed Projects

CU Ascend

CU Advancement launched a new constituent relationship management platform, which supports advancement activities across CU’s four campuses, system advancement and the CU Foundation.  

UCCS Recruitment and Admissions CRM

UCCS adopted Salesforce’s Admissions Connect, which supports students from initial interest and enrollment to graduation. Additional benefits included streamlining application reviews, providing real-time data and insights, and driving applicant engagement with more personalized communications.

Grants Optimization

Accomplishing grant optimization allowed the university to mature in the use of the Grants module and streamline departmental tasks for all four campuses.

HCM Wave 3b

The campuses benefit from a more stable HCM system, which is less prone to data issues and is supportable by CU staff and Oracle.  Additionally, the system is now set up to take future enhancements from Oracle rather than only using the SmartERP-built custom forms.

  For more information, visit the IT Gov Sharepoint project page. Must be logged in to view.