• AASCU Announces New Chair for VSA Analytics Board

    RochonUniversity of Southern Indiana President Ronald S. Rochon will serve as chair of the VSA Analytics Board of Directors. Representing AASCU, President Rochon’s term begins July 1, 2020, and will run through June 30, 2021.

    VSA Analytics is a robust tool colleges and universities can use to compare and analyze key performance metrics across institutions. It is co-sponsored by AASCU and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to support institutional benchmarking and accountability.

    Every other year, AASCU and APLU rotate whose presidents elect a member representative to serve as chair of the board. A member provost and institutional researcher from each association are elected to serve two-year terms.

    AASCU’s current representatives are:

    • Lisa Vollendorf, provost, executive vice president for academic affairs, and chief academic officer at Sonoma State University (Calif.)
    • Juan Xu, director of institutional research at Clemson University (S.C.)

    APLU’s current representatives are: 

    • Dianne F. Harrison, president of California State University, Northridge (current chair)
    • Bruce A. McPheron, executive vice president & provost at The Ohio State University
    • Steve Wilkerson, associate vice provost for institutional research at The University of Texas at San Antonio

    VSA Analytics is a vital resource for our institutions. Please join AASCU in congratulating President Rochon on this appointment.