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Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Decision Support

Virginia Commonwealth University invites nominations for and applications from experienced and accomplished individuals interested in joining its team as Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Decision Support. Reporting to the provost, the associate vice provost plays a critical role in organizational decision-making by leading the university’s institutional research and reporting efforts. The leader provides collaborative management of the Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support, currently known as the Office of Planning and Decision Support, and maintains primary oversight of institutional data collection, analysis, maintenance, synthesis, and presentation. The leader performs both strategic and project management functions and actively participates in the development and implementation of advanced analytic processes such as predictive modeling. Specific functions include serving as the primary conduit for office project requests and ensuring prompt, accurate and insightful preparation of all reporting material.

Search committee chair
Darcy Mays, Ph.D., Associate professor and chair, Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research, College of Humanities and Sciences
Search committee members
Jay Bonfili, Senior associate vice president for health sciences – finance and administration, Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences
Erik Bowe, Director of administration reporting, business intelligence and analytics, Technology Services, Division of Administration
Leslie Brown, Budget director, Office of Budget and Resource Analysis, Office of the Vice President for Finance and Budget
Jamie Cooper, Ph.D., Assistant vice provost for academic programs, Office of the Provost
Sybil Halloran, Ph.D., Interim vice provost, Division of Strategic Enrollment Management
Alex Henson, M.B.A., Chief information officer, Technology Services, Division of Administration
John Leonard, Ph.D., Executive associate dean and professor, Office of the Dean and Department of Computer Sciences, College of Engineering
Scott Oates, Ph.D., Director of academic integrity and assessment, Office of Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost
Connie Peyton, Coordinator for institutional assessment and survey reporting, Office of Planning and Decision Support
Search ex officio members
Jenn Arce, Program coordinator, Office of Faculty Affairs, Office of the Provost
Emily Avesian, Talent acquisition partner, Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability.