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Kevin Calkins is now Director of Institutional Research Effectiveness and Planning at Florida Polytechnic University.
David Damari is now Dean of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University.
Maren Hess is now Director of Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness, and Compliance at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. She previously served as Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Saint Vincent College.
Nicholas Hillman is now Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He was previously Assistant Professor at the University of Utah.
Paul Merner has retired as Director of Educational Research and Development from Camosun College in British Columbia.
Richard Reeves has accepted the position of IPEDS Program Director with NCES. Richard has long been a part of the IR community, working at Johns Hopkins and Cornell in institutional research and enrollment management. Richard was previously the National Student Clearinghouse’s first Director of Research and worked closely with institutions in that role. For a little over two years, he has been at the U.S. Energy Information Administration in the Department of Energy managing data collection and data sharing agreements. The IPEDS team is excited about what Richard’s combination of government, higher education research, and institutional experience can bring to NCES and the IPEDS team.
Cliff Adelman has published a first novel, The Russian Embassy Party. The story follows its characters along the edges of history from the summer of 1963 in Washington to the 1993 chaos of Yeltsin’s Russia. It is currently available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble in hardback and paperback, with e-Books coming out by the end of April. If you have questions, contact email@example.com.
Alexa Beshara is now Associate Dean at Hudson County Community College in New Jersey.
Akihiro Ehara is now an Associate Professor at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan.
Jim Hearn is now Interim Director of the Institution of Higher Education at the University of Georgia.
Daina Paupe Henry has retired as Director of Special Projects from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
Larry G. Jones passed away on April 2, 2013. Larry served on the AIR Board of Directors, worked on several AIR committees, and received the AIR Distinguished Member Award in 2001. He was a Past President of SAIR and received two awards for his service from SAIR. He was most recently a senior public service associate in the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. At the time of his death, he was living in Boston with his wife, Ann. For more about Dr. Jones and his contributions to the field, please visit the IHE website.
Oscar T. Lenning, along with Kevin P. Saunders, Denise M. Hill, Alisha Solan, and Andria Stokes, has published a book called Powerful Learning Communities. AIR members receive 20% off the list price of the book through May 29, 2013. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the form/code to use when ordering.
Libby Morris is now Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the Institution of Higher Education at the University of Georgia.
Kim Michael Oren is now Director of Institutional Research and Data Management at the University of New Orleans.
Gregory Palardy recently had his article, “High School Socioeconomic Segregation and Student Attainment,” published in the American Educational Research Journal.
Rachel Boon is now Executive Director of Retention and Completion at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis.
Jeri Childers is now at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.
Bryan Cook is now Senior Vice President for Institutional Capacity Building at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). He was previously Director for the Center for Policy Analysis, at the American Council on Education (ACE).
Shari Gnolek is now a Statistical Programmer/Analyst with Scannell & Kurz in New York.
Steven Hawks is now Director of Undergraduate Assessment at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. He previously served as Assistant Director of Assessment at Kansas State University.
Melanie Jenkins is now Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Assessment at Suffolk University in Boston.
Giljae Lee is now Director of Policy Research at City University of New York (CUNY).
Jacy Lee is now Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Analysis at McMaster University in Ontario.
Sabrina Ratchford has accepted a position with the Office of Federal Student Aid where she will serve as a contracting officer representative (COR) for several of their contracts. Sabrina’s previous supervisor, Jessica Shedd, shared, “Sabrina has been a dedicated member of the IPEDS team for over 12+ years. Her experience and expertise, particularly with HR data, has been a great asset to the IPEDS Team. She will be missed!"
Gary Rice has retired as Associate Vice Provost IR from the University of Alaska Anchorage as of February 28, 2013.
Kevin Sellers has retired as Senior Research Associate from Towson University in Maryland.
Carol Trosset is now Director of Enrollment Research at Bennington College in Massachusetts.
Patrick Alles is now Assistant Vice President of Institutional Planning and Research at the University of Indianapolis.
Beth Blankenstein retired as of Dec. 17, 2012, as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs from NHTI-Concord's Community College in New Hampshire.
Craig W. Bowen is now Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer at Old Dominion University in Virginia. He was previously at the University of Florida.
Shari Ellertson is now Director of Institutional Research at Boise State University in Idaho.
Toycee Hague-Palmer has joined Wilberforce University (Ohio) as Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research. She was previously the Program Manager of Institutional Research and Planning and Assistant Director of Continuing Education at The Ohio State University.
John M. Kalb has retired as Director of Institutional Research from Southern Methodist University in Texas.
Abby Langham is now Director of Assessment and Strategic Planning in the Division of Student Affairs at Auburn University in Alabama.
Sharon McDonough is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
George J. Rezendes is now Director of Institutional Research at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island.
Karrie G. Dixon, Senior Associate Vice President, will now lead the Academic and Student Affairs team at the University of North Carolina.
Margaret Heisel is now an independent consultant. She was previously Director of the Association of International Educators.
Stephanie Huie has been named Vice Chancellor ad interim for Strategic Initiatives at the University of Texas System.
Gina Johnson has been selected to fill the newly created position of Director of Institutional Effectiveness in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.
Cheryl K. Jorgenson retired from the University of Oklahoma on January 2, as Associate Provost/Director of Institutional Research and Planning.
Adane Kassa is now Director, Institutional Research and Planning, at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Ill.
Ebenezer Kolajo, former Director of Institutional Research and Planning at the University of West Georgia, has joined Radford University as Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Assessment.
Bruce Mallette retired from the University of North Carolina as Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, but will remain at UNC as an Adjunct Associate Professor.
Michael Maysilles is now Registrar and Director of Institutional Research at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Cia Verschelden is now Executive Director of Institutional Assessment at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Sandra Woodley is now President of the University of Louisiana System.
Sam Agronow passed away in November. Sam worked in IR at several institutions in California and served as President of the California Association for Institutional Research. He most recently was IR Director at St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. He will be sorely missed by his friends and colleagues.
Brad Cox, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Florida State University, has been selected as an American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Emerging Scholar.
Chuck DeHart retired as Assistant IR Director from James Madison University last fall. Chuck has been busy building his dream guitar, but would be open to the prospect of a professional project in 2013.
Jason Hartz is now Director of Institutional Research at Bethany College in West Virginia.
Cel Johnson is retiring on December 31 as Executive Director of Institutional Research and Planning from the University of San Diego after many years in the profession. She is passing the office baton to Paula Krist, currently Assistant Dean for Assessment Support in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at USD.
John Kalb is retiring at the end of December from Southern Methodist University in Texas, where he is Director of Institutional Research. John has been an active AIR member for 25 years.
Gary Kappel is returning to the classroom full time as Professor at Bethany College in West Virginia. After serving as a faculty member in History for many years, he served in a variety of administrative appointments at the college, most recently as Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.
George Kuh, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus and Director, Indiana University-Bloomington, has been awarded the Robert Zemsky Medal for Innovation in Higher Education by the Executive Doctorate Alumni Advisory Board, of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. A ceremony and gala dinner will be held in his honor in January, 2013.
Sandra L. Kinney is now Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning at Louisiana Community & Technical College System in Baton Rouge.
Sandi Osters has retired as Director of Student Life Studies from Texas A&M University as of December 31, 2012.
Lu Phillips will start a new position as Data Analyst on January 2, 2013, with Stark State College (Ohio) in the Office of Institutional Effectivenes.
Marissa Cope is now Senior Research Associate, Institutional Research and Planning, at St. Louis Community College.
Lefter Daku has been promoted to Director of Enrollment Management and Analysis at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Mary Lelik is now Associate Vice Provost for Resource Planning and Management and also retains the title of Director, Office of Institutional Research, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Sarah Luczyk is now Director of Assessment and Planning for the Division of Student Affairs at the University of West Florida.
Bryan Price is now Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Director of Institutional Research at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va.
Matt Suerth is now Associate Director, Office of Institutional Research, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Joanne Bashford is now Assistant Vice President for Developmental Education & Student Success at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Steve Chambers, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Coconino Community College and 2005 AIR Forum Chair, has retired. Congratulatory notes may be sent to email@example.com.
Cory Clasemann is now Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Ind.
Congratulations to Bill Lasher and Bill Tetlow, whose children, Claire Elizabeth Lasher and Derek William Tetlow, were married on October 5, 2012. MORE
Antigoni Papadimitriou is now a Post Doc Fellow in the Department of Educational Research, at the University of Oslo in Norway.
Frederick B. Rodgers is now Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Assessment, Accreditation, and Planning at Erie Community College in New York.
Laurinda Smith is Director of Academic Data Services at Logan College of Chiropractic University Programs in Chesterfield, Mo.
John Standard is now an Institutional Planner in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Ellen L. Boswell is now Director of Institutional Research, Metropolitan State University of Denver in Colorado.
Cara Mia Braswell is now Assistant Provost of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation at Auburn University at Montgomery in Alabama.
Kelley Cadman is now Director of Institutional Research at Tacoma Community College in Washington.
Ryan Cherland is now Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Research and Decision Support at the University of California, Irvine.
Vicki Cleveland was recently promoted to Director of Institutional Research, in the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment at California Baptist University in Riverside, Calif.
Debbie Dailey is now Associate Vice President at Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania.
John M. Davis is now Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, at Graduate School USA in Washington, D.C.
Keith Guerin has retired as Director of Institutional Research from Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey.
Lisa Haynes completed the IR Certificate program at Florida State University. She is currently the Senior Research Analyst at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.
George Jupin retired on August 31, 2012, as Management Analyst from National Defense Intelligence College in Washington, D.C.
Marsha V. Krotseng is now President of Bluefield State College in West Virginia.
Christina (Tina) Leimer is now Vice President of Planning and Effectiveness at Ashford University in San Diego, Calif.
Joseph Wycoff is now Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning at Iona College in New York.
Michael Broderick is now the Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Charter Oak State College in New Britain, Ct. He was previously the Director of Institutional Research at the University of Saint Joseph.
Katherine Cermak is now Director of Assessment for the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Toni Strollo Holbrook is now Assistant Provost at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., specializing in planning, institutional effectiveness, and assessment.
Colleen Lenihan is now Associate Research Scientist at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in Washington, D.C.
Pat Mizak is now Assistant Vice President at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla.
Ruth Salter is now Director of Effectiveness at Bainbridge College in Bainbridge, Ga.
Jeff Seybert retired as of August 1, 2012, as Director of the National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan. He served in various IR roles at JCCC for 31 years, including 21 years as Director of IR. Jeff plans to continue his professional activities through his ongoing consulting practice and AIR Emeritus membership.
Diana Sharp is now Principal and Chief Academic Officer at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Ill.
Danielle Taylor received a promotion to Associate Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
Baron G. Wolf is now Coordinator of Institutional Research and Communication, Office of Research and Policy Analysis, at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
Gary Young has retired as Registrar from Centenary University in Shreveport, La.
Diane J. Goldsmith is now Director of Learning, Assessment, and Online Education at the University of Rhode Island.
Teri Lyn Hinds is now Director of Research and Policy Analysis and Associate Director, Voluntary System of Accountability, for The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).
Roy "Ike" Ikenberry has retired from Belmont University after nearly 12 years as Director of Institutional Research. Mary Lucus, formerly of Vanderbilt University, has replaced Ike in this capacity. Ike will finish serving his term as Past President of SAIR in September.
William Innes retired on June 15 as Research Analyst at The University of Montana. His parting thought was, “Patience, your day will come.”
Fay S. Parham retired on June 30 as Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research, from Middle Tennessee State University.
E. Rob Stirton is now Director of Business Intelligence at Schoolcraft College in Michigan.
George Subotzky passed away July 3. George was a leading figure in IR in South Africa and a valued member of SAAIR. Most recently, he was Executive Director for Information and Strategic Analysis at the University of South Africa.
Rebecca Barber is now the Director of Management Analysis at Arizona State University.
Ian Calvert will retire as Assistant Vice-President from Carleton University at the end of June, 2012.
Peter J. Gray will retire as Director of Academic Assessment from the United States Naval Academy at the end of June, 2012.
Patricia Harvey, Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Richard Bland College, in Petersburg VA, will retire effective June 30, 2012 to pursue her love of teaching remedial college mathematics and business. Tyler Hart, formerly Director of Financial Aid at the college, will replace her.
Carl Larsen has accepted a position as Assistant to the President for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness, effective July 2, 2012, at Tusculum College in Tennessee. Previously, he was Assistant Dean for Policy and Planning, Penn State Altoona.
William Sayre is now the Director of Institutional Research at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Rose Mary Saliba will retire as Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness from Central Ohio Technical College, effective June 30, 2012.
Daniel Teodorescu, Director of Institutional Research at Emory University, has accepted an offer from Institute of Higher Education (IHE) faculty to become an Institute Fellow. He also serves as adjunct professor at Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Educational Policy Studies.
Thank you and farewell to Shuguang Wei, visiting Chinese scholar to the AIR Executive Office. After attending the Forum, he embarked on a 50-hour trip home to Wuhan, China.
William Blanchard is now Principal of Blanchard Consulting Services, LLC. Formerly, he was Director of Institutional Research and Assessment Services at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside from 2001 to 2011.
Qin Liu is now a Ph.D. student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She was previously a Research Analyst at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Phyllis Mable passed away May 9, 2012, in Washington, D.C. According to friends and colleagues, Phyllis was a higher education pioneer and a legend in the student affairs profession. She was Vice President of Student Affairs at Longwood University in Virginia for nearly 20 years before her 2001 retirement.
Kurian Tharakunnel is now a Policy and Planning Analyst at University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Kim Van Vleet received his IR Certificate from Florida State University, and is now Director of Institutional Research at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Wash.
Baaska Anderson is now a Doctoral Tutor at the University of Liverpool.
C. Anthony (Tony) Broh has recently been accepted by AIR as an Emeritus member.
Andrea B. Brown is now Director of Program Assessment and Institutional Research at Dixie State College in Utah.
Jennifer L. Daly is now Executive Director for Planning and Research at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, La.
Kurt Folkendt is now Director of Institutional Research at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in California.
Nate Johnson is now Principal of Postsecondary Analytics, LLC, in Tallahassee, Fla. Nate was formerly the Associate Director of Institutional Research at the University of Florida.
Virginia Moore retired from the University of Nevada, Reno, on April 1, 2012. She worked at UNR for 25 years; 15 years in Institutional Analysis and most recently as Assistant Registrar.
Margaret Moore-West is now a Professor at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.
Junelyn Peeples is now Director of Assessment and Institutional Research at Scripps College in California.
Susan Perry is now University Director of Outcome Assessment at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.
Mauricio Saavedra is now a Director at Universidad Internacional del Ecuador.
Jessica Shedd has been appointed as Acting IPEDS Program Director, effective May 21, 2012.
Donna Smith retired on March 30, 2012. She was employed in Florida State University’s IR office for 25 years, and is a past President of FAIR (1997-1998). Donna shared that “it has been a very interesting and rewarding career.”
Dr. Walter Alvah Samuel (W.A.S.) Smith passed away February 8, 2012. He was formerly President Emeritus at the University of Lethbridge in Canada and was an active member of AIR.
Shawn A. Wakefield is the new Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Okla.
AIR welcomes our 2011-2012 Emeritus members:
Mike Middaugh, Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness (Retired)
Joan Harms, Research and Assessment Specialist (Retired)
Cindy Dutschke is now Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning at the American University of Sharjah in the UAE.
Crissie Grove, of Walden University, recently got married and is now Crissie Grove Jameson.
Lap-Pun Lam is now Director of Institutional Research at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.
Pinjia Liao is now a Research Analyst at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
Vincent Maruggi is now Assistant Director for Research and Analytics at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Robert Pacheco is now Dean of Planning, Research, and Grants at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, CA.
Bob Schwartz was promoted to Professor of Higher Education at Florida State University. He has also been elected to a three-year term as chair for the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department, starting in July, 2012. Schwartz has been Director of the IR Certificate program at FSU for over 10 years.
Melanie R. Sullivan is now Director of Institutional Research at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA.
Tanisha Arrington has been promoted to Assistant Director of Institutional Research at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.
Debbie Crimmins is now Associate Director for Institutional Research at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
Maribeth Fencl recently earned her PMP (Project Manager Professional) certification from PMI and has accepted a full-time position at Aon Hewitt.
Denise C. Gardner is now Assistant Provost and Director, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Erika Shehata is now a Research Analyst at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.
Tallahassee Community College has hired Lei Wang for the newly created position of associate vice president of institutional effectiveness. Her focus at TCC will include grants and research, strategic planning, and accountability. She begins March 1.
Sheri Barrett is the new Director of Outcomes Assessment at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS.
Becky Bell has accepted a position as a Research Analyst for the University System of Maryland.
Oleg Bespalov is now Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Assessment at New Charter University in San Francisco, CA.
Michael Duggan is now Associate Vice President for Institutional Research at Emerson College. Previously, he’d worked for many years at Suffolk University.
Rigoberto (Rigo) Rincones Gomez is now Associate Vice President of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Nathan Hanson has joined the University of Florida in Gainesville as a Senior Data Manager.
Tracy Rokas is now Assistant Provost of Assessment and Institutional Research at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.