WOU’s Enterprise Data Warehouse began in July 2013 when the university’s CIO, Bill Kernan, asked then UCS Operating Systems/Security Analyist Richard Kavanagh to work with him and UCS Assistant Director Michael Ellis on a little project. Kavanagh agreed, so the trio sequestered themselves into the department’s only conference room for several months to develop the university’s first data warehouse. After they got the ball rolling, Ellis and Kernan were able to return to their regular duties and the team was expanded to include Nick Miller, Shea Hawes, and Max Chartier.

WOU’s Enterprise Data Warehouse was launched on June 2, 2014. The warehouse currently houses data from Banner Accounts Recievable, Admissions, Finance, HR/Payroll, Registration and General Student with more areas being added regularly.



  • To gain access to Cognos and the Data Warehouse, please email datasecurity@wou.edu
  • For those that already have access, you may login to Cognos from the launch button in the Portal (near the Banner icon).
  • Training sessions can be scheduled upon request


Cognos 11 Basic Navigation
Cognos 11 Report Development



For new warehouse development, please click below to submit a UCS Project Request.


Bill Kernan

Chief Information Officer, Director of University Computing Services

Michael Ellis

Assistant Director of University Computing Services, Team Lead, Oracle Consultant

Samantha Brubaker

Programmer Analyst, Dimensional Model Expert, Kimball Rules Expert, ODI Guru

Nick Miller

Programmer Analyst, Banner Finance & Human Resources Expert, Cognos Framework Manager Guru

Shea Hawes

Programmer Analyst, Banner Student Expert, Student Modeler Guru

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