CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi announces Dr. Katherine (Katie) Bontrager as Associate Vice President for Planning and Institutional Research (PIR). Bontrager assumed her duties Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.
“I know the campus community will join me in welcoming Katie to the Islander Family,” said Ed Evans, Associate Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer. “I have no doubt that she will make an excellent addition to our University leadership.”
In her new role, Bontrager will provide accurate and reliable data with associated analysis that supports University-wide decision-making, planning, grant writing and other internal, or external, data and information needs.
“It is a privilege to be a part of the team at A&M-Corpus Christi,” said Bontrager. “I look forward to the Planning and Institutional Research team working collaboratively with the campus community to provide timely and validated data that will inform the campus decision-making process which will enhance the individual student experience and overall student success at A&M-Corpus Christi.”
Bontrager previously served as the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. Bontrager, who returned to her alma mater in 2014, helped establish the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and helped lead a strategic planning process for the campus.
Other professional experiences include Executive Director of Institutional Research for Northern Kentucky, University Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sallie Mae Ohio, Director of Financial Aid and Veterans’ Affairs at Columbus State Community College and Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Sinclair Community College.
“Turning data into reliable, accessible information will differentiate the Island University in our unparalleled commitment to every student’s success,” Evans said. “As a part of Division of Information Technology, PIR will partner with the diverse areas of our institution to break down data silos and enable data-informed decisions.”