Information Risk Governance Committee (IRGC)

The Information Risk Governance Committee (IRGC) provides the campus framework for institutional governance of information risk. Information risk includes, but is not limited to, the broad categories of:

  • Autonomy Privacy – ability of individuals to conduct activities without observation;
  • Information Privacy – appropriate protection, use, and dissemination of information about individuals; and
  • Information Security – protection of all information and information infrastructure;
  • Balancing Process – for the sometimes-conflicting interests of Autonomy Privacy and Information Security.

Three types of questions rise to the level of governance:

  • Balance between information security, privacy, transparency, accountability
  • Decision rights on accepting risk and setting institutional risk thresholds: reviewing and deciding on exception requests to information risk management policies. This authority may be delegated to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or Chief Privacy Officer (CPO). IRGC committee executive sponsors and co-chairs may escalate emergency and very high-impact decisions on exception requests to CARE.
  • Oversight of the Campus privacy and Campus information security programs to ensure adequate transparency on how personal information is protected, what data is collected about electronic activities of individuals, and how such data is used.

IRGC is charged by the Compliance, Accountability, Risk and Ethics (CARE) committee to make recommendations on campus information risk issues. These recommendations are campus policy that sets campus information risk tolerances. IGRC’s broad membership allows for evaluation of impact on recommended risk management policies, in respect to the full diversity of campus activities.

While IRGC will, of necessity, deal with topics that touch on technology, the primary focus of IRGC is information risk as viewed through decidedly non‐technical lenses, ranging from alignment with campus values to reviewing the cost‐benefit analysis of proposed policy. When technical depth is required, IRGC is supported and advised by the Campus Information Security and Privacy Committee (CISPC), a campus group of information technology practitioners.

View Full Committee Charter

Box Meeting Materials (committee member login required)


Khira Griscavage, Associate Chancellor & Chief of Staff
Jenn Stringer, Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief Information Officer


Scott Seaborn,
Campus Privacy Officer
Privacy Office, Office of Ethics, Risk and Compliance Services, Co-Chair
Allison Henry
Chief Information Security Officer
Information Security and Policy, Co-Chair


Anthony Joseph,
Cyber Risk Executive  (EECS)             

MEMBERSHIP (Current Membership)

Committee membership is designed to be fully representative of the campus.
Members are expected to be knowledgeable about campus culture regarding privacy, freedom of inquiry, and institutional risk tolerance.
Each control unit executive must grant his or her IRGC appointees the authority to represent the views and priorities of their respective areas, and make information risk recommendations for the campus community.