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OAK Initiative

An initiative to champion and coordinate the meaningful and efficient use of administrative data across the university.
Optimization | Analytics | Knowledge

A Goal of Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement chart flows from people, to data, to information, to knowledge, back to people To promote the continuous improvement of administrative functions at Colgate, OAK strategically plans and executes projects to achieve:
  • better communication within and between departments;
  • increased data sharing and updated data access tools;
  • better management of constituent relations, and;
  • reduced paper usage through online process management

What Is an OAK Project?

OAK PROJECT PROPOSALSSimply put, OAK projects are those that allow the university to more effectively utilize information and resources. In particular, OAK projects are inter-departmental and large-scale, where the OAK team is needed to coordinate the university-wide resources necessary for the project to be successful. LEARN MORE

OAK Initiative Team

If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact any member of the team.
Neil Albert
Director of Institutional Planning & Research and Learning Assessment Coordinator; Lecturer in Psychology & Neuroscience
Ken Belanger
Associate Dean of Faculty, Professor of Biology
Tim Borfitz (Co-chair)
Director of Data Analytics and Decision Support
Tori Carhart
Interim Registrar
John Collins
Associate Vice President for Budget and Financial Aid
Jill Dinski
Director of Human Resources Operations
Steve Fabiani
Vice President and Chief Information Office
Zachary Harris
Class of 2018
Lindsey Hoham
Senior Associate Director of Advancement Operations
Ellen Holm
Director of Operations, Office of the Dean of the College
Taurian Houston
Assistant Athletic Director of Compliance
Jason Kammerdiener
Lead Information and Digital Architect
Sue Dolly Lathrop (Co-chair)
Senior Associate Dean for Admissions Operations
Tom O’Neill
Associate Vice President & Comptroller
Glenn Packer
Director of Services and Shared Infrastructure
Curt Reeves
Class of 2019