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As the leaders of three national associations collectively serving nearly 2,500 institutions and representing over 80 percent of postsecondary students in the U.S. (22 million students), we believe higher education must re-energize its efforts and unleash the power of data and analytics across higher education to support students and institutions.

Representatives from all three associations gathered together in early 2019 for the purpose of working collaboratively to elevate data-informed decision making at institutions of higher education. The result was ultimately this joint statement.

2019 Institution Representatives

Jonathan Gagliardi
Assistant Vice President for Strategy, Policy, and Analytics, The City University of New York, Lehman College

Gina Johnson
Senior Associate, National Center for Higher Education Management

Keith “Mac” McIntosh
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University of Richmond

Sherri Newcomb
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The City University of New York, Queensborough Community College

Lynne Schaefer
Vice President for Finance and Administration, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Jason Simon
Associate Vice President – Data, Analytics, and Institutional Research, University of North Texas

2019 Association CEOs/Presidents

Christine Keller
Executive Director and CEO, AIR

John O’Brien
President and CEO, EDUCAUSE

Susan Whealler Johnston
President and CEO, NACUBO

About the Associations

About AIR
The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) represents a worldwide community of institutional research, institutional effectiveness, and other decision-support professionals. Incorporated in 1966, AIR empowers higher education professionals to effectively and ethically use data for better decisions through education and professional development, research, and collective action. For more information, visit www.airweb.org.

EDUCAUSE is a community of IT leaders and professionals working together to tackle challenges and leverage opportunities that are constantly evolving within higher education. EDUCAUSE welcomes diversity, in viewpoints and experience, and believes in the transformative power of uncommon thinking for the common good. Learn more at www.educause.edu.

NACUBO, founded in 1962, is a nonprofit professional organization representing chief administrative and financial officers at more than 1,900 colleges and universities across the country. NACUBO works to advance the economic vitality, business practices, and support of higher education institutions in pursuit of their missions. For more information, visit www.nacubo.org.

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Media Inquiries

  • Jenny Chu
    AIR senior director, marketing and community engagement
  • Marc Stith
    EDUCAUSE director, marketing communications and media relations
  • Katy McCreary
    NACUBO director, public relations

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A Joint Statement from AIR | EDUCAUSE | NACUBO.