ORPA Contacts

Email: ORPA@kctcs.edu

Alicia Crouch
Vice Chancellor of Research and Policy Analysis


Data Analytics and Visualization

Alan Lawson
Director of Data Analytics & Visualization

Heather Summers
Institutional Research Specialist

Jonathon Berry
Institutional Research Specialist

Roderick W. Jones, Ph.D
Statistical Analyst

Knowledge Management

Alyse Bergman
Data Warehouse Research Manager

Ernie Weaver
Data Warehouse Research Specialist

Luke Morgan
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