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Barrie currently serves as the Director of Institutional Research at Valdosta State University. With over 10 years in the data analytics field, he has helped develop student success initiatives to help improve retention, progression, and graduation metrics. Barrie implemented the first predictive analytics platform that was a primary driver in increasing retention by over 4% and math pass rates by over 10%. His work was a foundational component in the university’s recognition by Ovum and University Business Magazine for being leaders in higher education analytics and data warehousing. In addition to student success initiatives, he has developed models to improve accuracy in predicting tuition and fee revenue, allowing the institution to adjust strategies to meet enrollment and class composition targets proactively.