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How Lewis & Clark College is Elevating Data Governance as a Priority on Campus

Develop a Comprehensive Data Management Strategy

Lewis & Clark College (L&C) is a private liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1867, its mission emphasizes liberal learning and prepares graduates for civic leadership.

Small Private College
Portland, Oregon
  • The Challenge

    L&C needed to elevate data governance efforts to protect the institution’s data and digital environment. They sought to connect isolated efforts and build a shared understanding of strong data practices across campus to support continuous adoption of new software applications and the introduction of large language models.

  • The Solution

    L&C participated in a four-month guided workshop alongside a cohort of peer institutions. They used EAB’s research-backed framework to create a comprehensive strategy that focuses on the most impactful initiatives that can be incorporated into the day-to-day.

  • The Results

    L&C gained support from multiple executive team members to elevate data governance as a cross-campus priority. They are hosting targeted lunch-and-learn sessions for each stakeholder group, collaborating across departments, and achieving quick wins, like multi-factor authentication.


The collaborative helped us build a data map so we, as a campus, can navigate our data governance goals. We now have the language and information necessary to confidently move in the right direction.


Ann Harris, Information Security Officer

Lewis & Clark College