Assistant Vice Provost, Office of Decision Support
As Assistant Vice Provost of the Office of Decision Support, Kari is responsible for providing information that enhances the quality of the decision-making process at the university's executive level. Kari is charged with supporting the information needs across all vice-presidential areas and providing leadership in the areas of data access and data management. Kari received both her Bachelor of Arts degree in experimental psychology and Master of Public Administration degree at UNLV. Kari has directed the office since 1980. The accompanying photo reflects the challenges of moving from hand drawn graphs and dumb terminals to overseeing the design of web applications and data warehouses, all in the same office. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two grown children, traveling, wine tasting, cooking, jogging, reading, and tending her herbs and flowers.
Director, Institutional Reporting
As director of Institutional Reporting, Diane provides leadership and operational direction to the team of data reporting specialists and facilitates UNLV's internal and external information reporting functions involving enterprise data systems. Diane is responsible for verifying and validating the accuracy of reports and surveys, developing peer and benchmark data, and coordinating a wide range of standing and ad hoc institutional reports, including 29 of the 30 fact books, Selected Institutional Characteristics. Diane began her career at UNLV in 1978, after earning her B.A. in Foreign Language and Literature from New York University in Paris. Prior to joining the relatively new Office of Institutional Analysis and Planning in 1980, she worked for the Department of Foreign Languages, taught French to adult learners and earned her M.A. in French Language and Literature. She also holds a Master in Public Administration. Now that her two children have graduated from college, she has the time to read, study new languages, and resume her travels.
Director, Enterprise Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
Mike came to UNLV in March 1996 as a computer programmer and joined the Office of Institutional Analysis & Planning in October 2001. His background includes experience developing data-intensive PC, Macintosh, and Internet applications using C, C++, C#, Pascal, Java, Visual Basic, VB.NET, ASP.NET, PowerBuilder, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office, and a variety of SQL-compliant relational database systems. Mike holds a B.A. in Music Education from the University of Iowa and prior to moving to Las Vegas, he taught public school music classes in the midwest. In addition to his programming and systems work, Mike still occasionally teaches computer classes, holding the MCT and MCP professional certifications from Microsoft. Mike and his wife have two children, a fourteen-year old boy and a nine-year old girl.
Manager, IR Analytics and Metadata
Christina joined the office in December 2001. In her role as a research analyst and application developer with responsibility for metadata definitions and documentation, Christina aims to effectively bridge data interpretation and presentation with the informational needs and priorities of the institution. Prior to accepting a position with UNLV's Office of Information Technology in 1999, Christina lived in upstate New York, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Women's Studies, at Cornell University. She holds an M.A. in Ethics and Policy Studies from UNLV, and is the 2005 recipient of the UNLV Alumni Association Outstanding Thesis Award. Her "spare-time" diversions include making art, writing, traveling, hiking, teaching Critical Thinking and Reasoning (Philosophy 102), and spending time with her partner and their children.
Senior Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence Developer
Jonathan, a native of Las Vegas, has worked in various technology-related positions including website design, computer
programming, technology instruction, electronic marketing, and rocket electronics. He earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering from UNLV in 2003 and returned to work at UNLV in late 2004 in the Office of the Registrar. He has worked in several positions for the university - most recently as part of the team implementing the new ERP system - while working toward a M.S. in Electrical Engineering. He joined the Office of Institutional Analysis & Planning in 2010 to help design, implement, and maintain UNLV's new data warehouse. Outside of the office, he enjoys being with his family and learning stuff.
Administrative Assistant IV
Theresa completed B.A.s in Psychology and Spanish at UNLV, and worked for the Department of Foreign Languages for five years before joining the Institutional Analysis & Planning staff as an Administrative Assistant IV in 2011. When not working at the office, she enjoys reading, listening to records and traveling.
Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer
Originally from Washington D.C., Viki graduated from the University of Maryland and later worked in Information Technology for the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. She moved to Las Vegas in 1992 where she worked for the Clark County School District as a Systems Analyst primarily supporting their financial applications. Viki joined the Office of Institutional Analysis and Planning in October 2012. In her spare time, Viki enjoys cooking, art, horseback riding and spending time with her family.
In her role as Research Analyst/Statistician for the Office of Decision Support, Tondra performs quantitative and qualitative research in support of university planning and decision-making. Prior to joining the Office, she worked as a researcher for several other units on the UNLV campus, including The Lincy Institute and the UNLV Libraries. Her educational background includes a B.S. in mathematics and B.S.E. in electrical engineering from UNLV and a M.A. in education from UCLA. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in education, also from UCLA. Outside the office, Tondra enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with family and friends.
Sunita joined the Office of Decision Support in July 2013. Prior to UNLV, she has worked as Senior MIS analyst at Capitalone Financial corporation. She received a dual masters degree in MS MIS and MBA from UNLV in 2012. In her spare time, Sunita enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to new places.
Business Intelligence Analyst
Originally from Maryland, Dara's educational background includes a B.S. and an M.S. in Mathematics. She lived in the Boston area for many years where she worked as a data and reporting analyst at Harvard University. In her pursuit to head west she worked as a computer systems analyst at Montana State University before relocating to Las Vegas. She joined the Office of Decision Support in September 2013. She enjoys hiking, reading, being active, wildlife viewing, and exploring the outdoors.
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