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The principal charge of the Analytics Advisory Group is to advise and make recommendations to NACUBO’s president, staff, and board of directors on activities related to NACUBO’s priority to lead higher education’s integration of analytics. This charge encompasses advice and needs assessment related to foundational concepts and best practices for the effective use of analytics to inform institutional decisions to enable the achievement of strategic goals.

Members of the Analytics Advisory Group understand that student success is paramount and affects institutional viability. Advisory group members are—

  • Knowledgeable about data governance, frameworks, models, and definitions
  • Leaders in collaboration and communication
  • Experienced in assessing financial results and returns on new investments
  • Capable of influencing efforts to foster a culture of data-informed decision-making

NACUBO’s Analytics Advisory Group is comprised of business officers as well as institution professionals who work in other units that collaboratively support institutions’ analytics efforts (e.g., institutional research, information technology) as well as higher education professionals from affiliated associations.


Advisory Group Members

Susan Guppy Cooper
Assistant Vice President, Tax, Payables, and Procurement
Emory University

Maria Cruzet
Director of Academic Budgets and Planning
Mercy College

Jonathan Gagliardi, PhD
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Effectiveness and Innovation
City University of New York

J. Michael Gower
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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

Sherri Newcomb

Orkun Toros
Assistant Vice President and Chief Budget Officer
University of Texas at Dallas


Lindsay Wayt

Senior Director, Analytics


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