Committees and Task Force

Our Committees and Task Forces exist to serve as mechanisms for change within the Association.  Since CFTA is a volunteer-based organization, it relies on the participation of its community to help define long-reaching goals and evolve to meet them.  

Listed below are our current, Board approved Committees and Task Forces.  Are you passionate about something that you feel CFTA should be a body of knowledge of?  If so, you are encouraged to contact us to learn how you can be a steward of CFTA and use our resources to meet shared goals. Read the CFTA Task Force Guidelines to learn about what's involved.

Membership Committee  

The CFTA Membership Committee provides advice and counsel on matters related to membership benefits, engagement, recruitment, retention, member diversity and inclusion. The Membership Committee is composed of a CFTA Vice President as Chair, CFTA Board Member as Co-Chair, and four active CFTA Directors or voting members.

Committee Members:

Chair: Maria Isabel Martinez, University of Tennessee, CFTA Vice President

Co-Chair: Open

Committee Members: 

DeVon Miller, Western Michigan University, CFTA President
Julius Paulo, University of Hawaii, CFTA Director
Gabriel Armas, Pepperdine University, CFTA Director
Deborah Massaro, Austin Community College, CFTA Director
Jeffrey Ulricksen, University of Rhode Island, Campus Member 

Conference Planning Task Force

The CFTA Conference Planning Task Force was established in 2016 and is comprised of members that help plan the Campus FM Technology Association's annual conference and make recommendations on conference content, activities, and materials, while supporting proactive participation outreach. The Conference Planning Task Force includes the CFTA Conference Planner, CFTA President, the hosting institution, the previous years' hosting institution, and three active CFTA Board Members or voting members.

Task Force Members:

Chair: Ann Hollins, CFTA Conference Planner

Task Force Members:   

Julius Paulo, University of Hawaii, CFTA Director
DeVon MillerWestern Michigan University, CFTA President
Brad Averbeck, Washington University St. Louis, CFTA Director (2023 Local Host)
Chad Cavanaugh, Brown University, CFTA Director (2022 Local Host)
Deborah Massaro, Austin Community College, CFTA Director 

GIS Maturity Model Assessment Task Force  

The CFTA Higher Education GIS Maturity Model Assessment Task Force was established in 2019 to develop a guide for GIS at higher education.  The model aims to allow benchmarking of current GIS capabilities and facilitate the comparisons against similar institutions.  The task force also hope to establish a "Best in Class" GIS resource network and one day create a financial model for potential GIS growth .

Task Force Members:

Board Chair: Julius PauloUniversity of Hawaii, CFTA Director

Co-Chairs: Peter Palacios, University of North Texas, Campus Member 

Task Force Members: 

 Taylor Keen, University of Maryland, Campus Member
 Pamela Locke, UMass Lowell, CFTA Board Secretary 
 Gabriel ArmasPepperdine University, CFTA Director
 Maria Martinez, University of Tennessee, CFTA Vice President
 Chad Cavanaugh, Brown University, CFTA Director
 Grant McCormick, University of Arizona, Campus Member 

Leadership Nomination Committee    

The Leadership Nomination Committee was established in 2019 to facilitate the CFTA Leadership nominations process.  This committee ensures positions are secured in accordance with CFTA Bylaws.  The responsibilities of this committee includes soliciting nominations, contacting nominees, electronic vote management, organizing the voting procedure and announcement at the CFTA All Member Meeting. The Leadership Nomination Committee includes CFTA Board President as Chair, CFTA Board Secretary as Co-Chair, and two active CFTA voting members or CFTA Directors. 

Committee Members:

Board Chair: DeVon Miller, Western Michigan University, CFTA President

Board Co-Chair: Pamela Locke, University of Massachusetts Lowell, CFTA Secretary

Committee Members:  

   Jeremy Smith, Carnegie Mellon University, CFTA Campus Member 

Business Partner Task Force

The CFTA Business Partner Task Force was established in 2015. It is comprised of active CFTA business partner sponsors that serve to be a voice to the Association and all members with collaborate efforts and ideas.  

 Task Force Members

                      Board Chair:
DeVon Miller, Western Michigan University, CFTA President
      Co-Chair: Ann Hollins, CFTA Executive Director 

                      Committee Members: 
                          AriAnne Gilliland, Campos Sage, Business Partner Sponsor  
                          Vivica Williams, archSCAN, Business Partner Sponsor 




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