Student Data Insights Strategy Team


The Student Data Insights Strategy Team hosts equity-minded discussions with University of Arizona student leaders, faculty, staff, and administration centered on data to better understand and support the student journey. Data-informed insights are presented with recommendations to inform the development of policy, practices, and services that enhance the student experience and their success.

Contact to partner on a future student topic or schedule a meeting to learn and utilize the data-informed insights. 

Data Sources & Method

The graphic below describes the process that has taken place since fall semester. Undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with student service departments from the consolidation of data, synthesis, development of insights, and sharing of findings.


Team Members (2020-2021): Fall 2020 Student Experiences, Needs, and Perceptions

Student reentry and progression through Fall 2020 is examined within the context of hybrid and remote classroom learning, student services, behaviors that reduce COVID-19 transmission, and COVID-19 related disruptions. An institutional team of students, staff, and faculty representatives will work across departments to coordinate and implement a strategy that will deliver data-informed, actionable recommendations that will support the health, experiences, and success of Arizona students.

  • Alex Robie –  Project Director, Office of University Initiatives
  • Amanda Reyes  –  Writer and Content Manager
  • America Curl  –  UX Student Assistant and Senior in Information Science and Society
  • Anthony Clarke –  UA BookStores Business Manager
  • Becky Pérez – Assistant Director of Instructional Data, Office of Instruction and Assessment
  • Brad Hensely – Analyst for Retention & Completion, Advising Resource Center
  • Carsen Kipley – Assistant Director, Accomodation Services
  • Damien Snook – Manager, Enrollment Analytics,
  • Danielle Flink – Student Success and Retention Specialist, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • David Miller – Director of Content Strategy & Communications
  • Diane Ohala – Associate Professor of Linguistics and Chair Faculty Senate Student Affairs Policy Committee
  • Jen Ludwig –  Sr. Associate Director, Operations & Management, Student Success and Retention Innovation
  • Kadian McIntosh – Director of Research & Analytics, College of Medicine
  • Kendra Thompson-Dyck –  Sr. Analyst, Assessment & Research
  • Laura Andrews – Sr. Analyst, Assessment & Research, Student Success and Retention Innovation
  • Lara Miller –  Analytics & Assessment Librarian, University Libraries
  • Lauren Pring –  Evaluation Specialist, Campus Health
  • Lin Zhang –  Coordiator of Assessment & Research, Dean of Students Office
  • Linda Scheu –  Senior Associate Director, Assessment and Analytics
  • Lucas Schalewski – Director of Assessment and Research
  • Mari John – Assistant Director Student Union Memorial Center
  • Marvin Slepian – Regents Professor, College of Engineering and College of Medicine
  • Megan Forecki – Sr. Coordinator of Assessment & Research, Student Engagement & Career Development 
  • Peggy Glider – Coordinator of Evaluation and Research, Campus Health
  • Sarah Kyte – Sr. Research Scientist, Student Success and Retention Innovation

Team Members (2019-2020): Pell Grant Student Experiences and Success 

Pell-grant students was selected as the topic for exploration in 2019-2020. This was informed by the new Pell Pledge Grant which is expected to increase Pell enrolled students, UA’s Strategic Plan to increase Pell persistence-to-graduation, and to be a leader nationally in Pell-recipient degree completion.

  • Michaela Davenport, Student/Campus Pantry Director
  • Joshua Hamilton, Interim Director of African American Student Affairs and Sr. Coordinator Masculinity in the Mix
  • Alexei Marquez, Coordinator, Thrive Center
  • Bridgette Nobbe, Coordinator, Campus Pantry
  • Lucas Schalewski, Director, Assessment & Research
  • Alex Robie, Project Director, University Initiatives
  • Maggie Thom, Compliance Associate, Financial Aid Office
  • Kendra Thompson-Dyck, Sr. Research Analyst, Assessment and Research