Alumni and Development (ADAPT) Technology Council

The ADAPT governance groups collectively function as a technology council for the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA) and the Office of Development (OOD), ensuring that technology decisions both inform and are informed by a broader university lens, while also ensuring campaign readiness, delivering on promises to alumni and donors, and continuing to mitigate business risks associated with PostGrads until we decommission it.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the ADAPT council are grouped into three areas.

Executive Steering Committee

  • Act as program champions
  • Provide guidance and direction for key business strategies
  • Resolve issues escalated by the program sponsors as needed
  • Carry ultimate authority and responsibility for the program initiative
  • Approve the governance structure, scope, objectives, schedule, budget
  • Secure spending authority and resources

ADAPT Sponsors

  • Serve as primary owners and drivers of the program¬†
  • Develop and oversee the governance structure, scope, objectives, schedule, and budget
  • Provide strategic direction and support resolution of critical program issues

ADAPT Steering Team (AST)

  • Cross-org stakeholder team that will provide advisory input to sponsors


Executive Steering Committee

  • Randy Livingston, Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
  • Jon Denney, Vice President for Development
  • Howard Wolf, Vice President for Alumni Affairs, President, Stanford Alumni Association

ADAPT Sponsors

  • Steve Gallagher, Chief Information Officer, UIT
  • Barbara Pugliese, Chief Financial Officer, Stanford Alumni Association
  • Trish Gerber, Associate Vice President, Development
  • Noel Hirst, Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Administration Officer, VP and Chief External Relations
  • Way Leon, Senior Director, Cross Platform Systems, UIT

ADAPT Co-Leaders

  • Ganesh Karkala, Associate Vice President, Enterprise Technology, UIT
  • Kathy Pappas-Kassaras, Chief Information Officer, Office of Development and Stanford Alumni Association

ADAPT Steering Team (AST)

Senior leaders from EXRE, OOD, MCD, SAA, UIT, GSB, and GSE.


(Coming soon)