Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Mission Statement

The Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness (IRE) at Governors State University supports administrative planning and decision-making by providing accurate and timely data in high-quality reports; administering institutional, local, national, and international surveys; and creating, conducting, and planning institutional self-studies that support the mission and goals of Governors State University.

Office Function

The Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness is a university leader in advancing Governors State University’s mission and vision through a variety of functions:

  • Data Management and Analytics: Coordinates the day-to day administration of university data by utilizing reporting and analytic tools to best prepare and report data for data-informed and data-driven decision-making across campus.
  • External Reporting: Functions as the source for all-inclusive, accurate, and meaningful information in response to requests from external stakeholders including federal and state agencies, legislators, external accrediting bodies, and the public through surveys and studies.
  • Institutional Surveys: Manages dissemination of campus-wide surveys to alumni, employees, faculty and students as well as participation in national benchmark surveys.
  • Conducting Campus Research and Crafting Reports: Leads creation and implementation of institutional self-studies in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method formats to inform and support university planning and decision-making.

For all data requests, please complete and submit a data request ticket.  Submit a ticket

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness Staff 

  • Dr. Robert Stanley, Executive Director
  • Erin Glim, Senior Analyst
  • Jessica Haynes, Research Analyst
  • Chanel Kennedy-Bertrand, Programmer Analyst 
  • Christy Burkhardt, Research & Budget Analyst
The staff in the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness can be reached via email at



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