Associate Vice Provost, Institutional Research and Decision Support (IRDS)

Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications from experienced and accomplished leaders to join 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, data analysis, and reporting efforts. The Associate Vice Provost provides strategic leadership of the Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support, with opportunities to enhance and strengthen partnerships across campus to elevate institutional data collection, analysis, maintenance, synthesis and presentation. The leader performs both strategic and project management functions and actively coordinates the development and implementation of advanced analytic strategies and 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.

The AVPIRDS leads the comprehensive institutional research program at VCU and plays an essential role in the development and promotion of the culture of information and use of data and information to inform decision-making and action at the university.

Search Committee

Alex Henson, Chief Information Officer

Mangala Subramaniam, Ph.D., Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Search Committee Members

Hannah Billings, Publications Coordinator

Leslie Brown, Special Assistant, Senior Vice President & Chief Finance Officer, Special Projects

Shari Garmise, Ph.D., Executive Director, Collective Urban and Regional Impact, Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness & Success (IES)

Michael Jones, Director of Business Intelligence

Christopher Marcoux, Ph.D., Director of Analytics, Institutional Research and Decision Support

Constance Peyton, Director of Institutional Research

Jennifer Reid, Ph.D., Director of Evaluation, Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory

Maggie Tolan, Ed.D., Senior Associate Vice President of Student Success

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.