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Institutional Research Organizational Chart 

Shonda Ireland, Interim Director and Communications Specialist

Shonda Ireland came to the Institutional Research department in August 2011 after two and a half years in the Columbia College Enrollment Management department. In September 2012 she accepted the Communications Specialist position with responsibility for college surveys and assisting with state data requests.  This role has expanded to include maintenance of the Institutional Research website as well as creation and maintenance of the college dashboards.  Shonda has received certification as a LEAN yellow belt.  Prior to Columbia College, she was employed at a law firm as a law clerk and, later, as a licensed attorney in general civil practice. Shonda's past roles have included training, purchasing and inventory, editing, legal research and grant writing.

Ireland graduated from the University of Missouri in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and Sociology and received her Juris Doctorate in 2007, also from the university, as well as a MBA with a focus in Human Resource Management from Columbia College in July 2014.

Paul Gill, Reporting Analyst

Paul Gill has an extensive background in business, financial accounting and information technology. Prior to Columbia College, he was involved in the development and maintenance of mission-critical enterprise application software utilizing Sybase technologies. 

Gill holds a bachelor's degree in Law.

Jiyoon Kim, Research Statistician

Jiyoon worked in a procurement team at STX, a shipbuilding company in South Korea. Her past role was to source foreign materials and manage purchase order data. While earning her master’s degree, she was involved in a project for the Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Department, entering data from 400 surveys using SPSS for statistical analysis and giving statistical advice.

Kim graduated from Kyungpook National University in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in statistics and business administration. She received a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May 2015.

Keith Lyles, Senior Reporting Analyst

Prior to coming to Columbia College, Keith Lyles was a case analyst for the state of Missouri where he compiled the information that was used the determine Missouri's accuracy rate for the Food Stamp Program.   

Lyles received a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2009.

Rebecca Windle, Projects Coordinator

Rebecca’s roots run deep at Columbia College. From 2004-2007 she worked at the Jefferson City location. In 2011 she held a temporary position in Institutional Compliance and in 2017 she joined the college again in the Institutional Research Department. Rebecca’s prior position was with Turnkey Technologies where she was a CRM Functional Consultant for Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM. In this role she advised clients on best business practice, configured software to meet their needs, performed gap analysis, suggested and established more efficient processes, coordinated and participated in software upgrades, and worked with their Marketing department to ensure email materials were distributed to target audiences on time.

Windle graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2010 and went on to earn her MBA with an emphasis in Human Resource Management in 2015. She holds two Microsoft Dynamics certifications, is Click Dimensions certified, and is actively pursuing additional certifications in WebFocus.

Ben Wood, Reporting Analyst

Ben Wood began working at Columbia College in January 2015 in the Office of Academic Assessment as academic assessment specialist, moving over to his current role as reporting analyst in the Office of Institutional Research in July 2017. Prior to joining Columbia College, Ben worked as database manager for the Lincoln University Education Department in Jefferson City, Missouri, and as a student worker for the Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA) at the University of Missouri.

Wood received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri in 2009.

Last updated: 10/09/2017


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