Organizational changes in institutional research; new roles for Jones, Morris

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On March 2, 2023
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Dr. Wayne Jones

Missouri S&T recently established the office of institutional effectiveness to manage strategic analytics and organizational tactics focused on achieving the university’s North Star Goals. The office includes institutional research and data management, which will continue to serve as the source of official data for the university, as it has since it was reestablished in 2020.

Institutional effectiveness is led by Dr. Wayne Jones, associate vice chancellor for institutional effectiveness and chief institutional research officer. He reports to Dr. Stephen Roberts, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and chief operating officer of the Kummer Institute. Institutional effectiveness will maintain an operational reporting relationship with Dr. Colin Potts, provost and executive vice chancellor of academic affairs, for academic data support and the wide range of academic data and reporting needs.

Dr. Rachel Morris was appointed director of institutional research and began that role March 1. Previously a data analyst, Morris will lead operations, processes, and ranking and compliance surveys and supervise the institutional research staff.

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Dr. Rachel Morris

Morris has over 25 years of experience in higher education, including roles in enrollment management and undergraduate education prior to joining the institutional research team in January 2022. She holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from S&T, a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Missouri-Columbia.Jones notes that the organizational changes will not disrupt data request services. To request data assistance, please complete the data request form.

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