ORPA Contacts

Email: ORPA@kctcs.edu

Alicia Crouch
Vice Chancellor of Research and Policy Analysis


Coordination and Communications

Madalyn White
Coordinator of Institutional Research and Communications

Linda Morefield
Senior Institutional Research Specialist

Institutional Effectiveness and Policy

Mary Forbes
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Policy

Jonathon Berry
TAACT Data Analyst

Heather Summers
Institutional Research Analyst

Information and Reporting

John Moore
Director of Information and Reporting

Kristen Taulbee
Data Warehouse Research Specialist

The Office of Research and Policy Analysis, also known as ORPA, provides data and analysis for decision-making, strategic planning and accountability as well as institutional effectiveness.

Our office supports KCTCS' vision to be the nation's premier community and technical college system by:

  • Conducting research to identify emerging trends and assess institutional performance
  • Providing coordination and support for research activities at the college level
  • Ensuring system-wide compliance with state and federal reporting requirements
  • Furthering development of Decision Support System and other information tools
  • Responding to external and internal requests for information

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This department provides service through the Chancellor's Office Area