Welcome back to the fall term – though it hasn’t been feeling like fall outside. To all students, faculty, and staff new to the Graduate Center, I am especially pleased that you have joined us: thanks for bringing your energy and talent to the GC.  And to those of you involved in our Middle States accreditation review, special thanks for contributing your time and thoughts to this important work.

I am delighted to announce that Dr. Yun Xiang has joined the Provost’s Office as the Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness. Yun received her Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation from Boston College and her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston University. Prior to joining the Graduate Center, Yun served as the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at the University of New Hampshire. She will be responsible for designing, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of an integrated program of institutional research and assessing student learning, organizational effectiveness and the GC's 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.  She will also serve as the GC's Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accreditation Liaison Officer and ensure the accurate and timely completion of all federal, state, regional and specialized accreditation compliance requirements.  Her office will coordinate academic and administrative external reviews; lead internal assessment, institutional research, and evaluation efforts; and facilitate data-driven decision-making across the institution.  With her knowledge of data strategy, skills in providing analytic support, experience in transforming data into actionable information, and entrepreneurial spirit, she will bring energy and focus to the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness and the GC community at large.

Please join me in welcoming Yun Xiang to the Provost’s Office.

Best wishes for the start of term,


Submitted on: SEP 11, 2018

Category: Provost's Office