About Us

Marla Franco

Marla Franco

Assistant Vice Provost Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives

Marla Franco

Assistant Vice Provost Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives

Dr. Marla Franco serves as the Assistant Vice Provost of Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives at the University of Arizona. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley, a master’s degree in Counseling from Cal State Long Beach, and a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Azusa Pacific University. She has nearly 20 years of experience in higher education and has led assessment and research design efforts for several grant proposals and university-wide projects.

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Marla Franco

Administration Room 416

Lucas Schalewski

Lucas Schalewski

Director of Assessment & Research

Lucas Schalewski

Director of Assessment & Research

Dr. Lucas Schalewski supports the A&R team and implements assessment strategy within the university community, manages institutional student surveys, liaisons with assessment and evaluation professionals and institutional partners, and builds assessment capacity to create a culture of evidence that supports University of Arizona’s Strategic Plan and priorities. 

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Lucas Schalewski

Student Union Memorial Center Room 319

Kendra Thompson-Dyck

Kendra Thompson-Dyck

Sr. Research Analyst

Kendra Thompson-Dyck

Sr. Research Analyst

Dr. Kendra Thompson-Dyck is the Senior Research Analyst for Assessment & Research and a Research Affiliate of the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) at the University of Arizona. Her work supports institution-wide data collection and assessment to improve student experiences and outcomes.

Dr. Thompson-Dyck has conducted quantitative, qualitative, and spatial analysis for projects on community infrastructure and youth well-being across Arizona and cross-nationally. Her past collaborations include large-scale research and evaluation projects funded by the National Science Foundation and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. She holds a master’s degree and PhD in Sociology from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Seattle Pacific University. 

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Kendra Thompson-Dyck

Student Union Memorial Center Room 319

John Dennis

John Dennis

Research Analyst

John Dennis

Research Analyst

Experienced research analyst with higher education expertise in data collection, management, and reporting. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University and a Master’s of Public Administration at University of Arizona.

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John Dennis

Student Union Memorial Center Room 317