DSA Resources

Departmental Security Administrators (DSAs) are responsible for managing the mainframe accounts of schools, offices or colleges and for requesting access that is appropriate for the business role of that account.  The DSA is the liaison between the end-user and Information Security. All issues and concerns regarding access to the mainframe should be directed to your DSA. These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following tasks:

  • Maintain user accounts and access in the mainframe and SAP systems
  • Define accounts for new staff members
  • Make requests for mainframe applications, facilities or data for your users
  • Suspend a user leaving your department or office’s employment and opening their position
  • Remove the suspension of a user within your department when it is merited
  • Assist in replacing a user’s forgotten or expired password with a “default” password

*For more information on the roles and responsibilities of DSAs please visit the Data Access Management Policy

Find Your DSA: DSA-List-2021

To sign up for DSA Training you must be a DSA. If you are a DSA and need training please register for a training session

Data Trustee Resources

Data Trustees must make decisions regarding the handling of data in accordance with the University’s Information Security Policy and the Data Protection Standards, and in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Data Trustees are responsible for reviewing requests for access to sensitive data under their care regardless of whether the data is stored in the original data source, the authoritative repository or with any downstream users of the data. Data Trustee responsibilities include:

  • Responding to requests for access to University data within three business days with one of the following decisions: “Accepted”, “On Hold” (requesting more information), or “Denied”. Before permitting access, the Data Trustee must confirm that the requestor has a legitimate business reason for access to the data
  • Approving the minimum access or authorization necessary for the requestor’s needs
  • Support and enable the implementation of required security measures as outlined in the University Data Protection Requirements. Trustee may consult with IS&T and BU Information Security to determine appropriate controls
  • Ensuring that reviews are conducted regularly (not less than one time per year) to ensure all approved access is still valid and appropriate

*For more information on the roles and responsibilities of Data Trustees please visit theData Access Management Policy


Contact these offices with questions about these data types:
(* These data fields are jointly owned and approval must be granted by all trustees.)

Administrative Office Data Type Data Trustee
Accounts Payable Invoices, Vendor Maintenance Matthew Abrams, Denise Greene
Office of Admissions /Enrollment Services Student Applications, Admissions Information Marylou O’Donnell-Rundlett
Budget Budget, Adjustments Meghan Tracey
Business Affairs Vending Services Shawn Stone
Cashier Credit Cards Lisa Wong
Dean of Students Off Campus Housing, Judicial Affairs, Orientation, Alternative Spring Break
Development & Alumni Relations Alumni Gifts & Records, Telefunds, Donor & Recipient Information, Alumni Bio John Xavier
Disbursements Payroll, Stipends, HR Time Entry Matthew Abrams
Office of Financial Assistance /Enrollment Services Financial Aid Funds, Awards, Loans, Promissory Notes Marylou O’Donnell-Rundlett
General Accounting General Ledger, Unrestricted & Restricted accounting Nicole Tirella, Brianna Fanning
Grants & Contracts Grant Attributes, Principal Investigator maintenance Gretchen Hartigan
Graduate Admissions Graduate Student Applications and Admissions Information Kristin McAuliffe
Office of Housing Room Assignments/Check In/Withdrawal/Selection, Terrier Convenience Plan, Residence Access Control Babak Sadri
Human Resources Employee Records: Employee Name, UID, SSN*, Address, Telephone number, Benefits, Race*, Payroll/Salary* Eddie Ramones, Carolyn Gorham
Int’l Students & Scholars Office International Student Admissions, SEVIS, International Scholars Jeanne Kelley
Medical Campus Med Financial Affairs, Accounting, Business Affairs Michelle Hamm
Medical Parking & Transportation Med Parking Permits, Tpass Luigi Martiniello
Networking Services University Network Data/Information Charles VonLichtenberg, Weylin Piegorsch, Dennis McDougal
Parking Services Parking Lots, Permits, Tpass William Hajjar
Payroll Employee Records: SSN*, Payroll/Salary* Kathleen Sirois, Jamie Simole
Physical, Recreation & Dance FitRec Memberships and Refunds, Registration, Instructor Class, Event Maintenance Cynthia Loud
Provost Office Faculty Records Ginny Gregory
Receivables Student Accounts, Settlements, Collections Kathleen Hynes
Registrar/Enrollment Services Student Records: Class Lists, Student Name, UID, SSN, Address, Telephone number, Race* Marylou O’Donnell-Rundlett
Office of Risk Management Drivers License Numbers Jim Donohue
School of Education Literacy Test Jacqueline Boyle
Sourcing & Procurement Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Buyer info Randall Moore
Space Management Building & Space Administration, Room survey, Building occupant and cost data Gregg Snyder
Student Activities Office Student Activity Events and Sales Gina Galland
Student Employment Office Student Employee information, Hire/Rehire, Timesheets, Job Board, Quickie Jobs, Work Study Carol Gately
Student Health Services Student Health Records Christopher Valadao
Telecommunications Telephone Directory Information Sean Kinneen
VP Finance Financial Account Number Nicole Tirella
WBUR Campaign Tracking, Donor Participation, Gifts and Pledges John Hoder