Data Council

The Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) Data Council is the data governance body of the college and tasked with helping assure the integrity and accuracy of the college’s data and data systems. The Data Council promotes communication among data users on campus, develops guidelines for system and data use, and assists in promoting a culture of evidence at WWCC. The Data Council also acts as a consultative body for issues of data interpretation and coding on campus and liaises with the Data Governance Committee (DGC) at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC).

Data Governance is an emerging discipline that combines data management, data quality, and data policies through a system of decision rights. It is not a one-time effort but requires ongoing monitoring to promote continuous improvement. It deals primarily with orchestrating and standardizing the efforts of people and processes to optimize outcomes around data assets, enhancing their integrity and quality.

DOG works at the local college level in coordination with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) Data Governance Committee (DGC).


Data Council Membership & Data Stewards

Definition of a Data Steward: A Data Steward is a Walla Walla Community College employee with overall responsibility for a portion of the College’s data, data systems, and/or reporting. Data Stewards may make data within their area of responsibility available to others to support office or department functions.

Data Stewards make up the membership of the Data Council. Occasionally, additional employees may also be asked to serve on the Data Council if the group should deem it necessary to do so. The table below shows the current Data Council membership and the areas and roles under their responsibility.


Data Council Current Membership

Employee  Stephanie Groom
Financial Katie Ross
Jack Carico
Research and Reporting Joshua Slepin
Instruction Jerry Sampson

To contact the Data Council members, please use the WWCC Directory to find individual contact information.