Bill BlanchardInstitutional Research Associate
We are pleased to announce that Dr. William Blanchard has been appointed institutional research associate. Dr. Blanchard holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of Washington, a Master of Science in Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Engineering with Operations Research Emphasis from Lamar State College of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
He has directed institutional research at Seattle University, Auburn University Montgomery and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and he was a member of the management studies faculty and associate dean for management studies at Lake Erie College.
Dr. Blanchard will focus on the analysis of student data to help the College better understand the factors that influence student retention and persistence to degree completion, in addition to other special projects related to institutional research.