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NWCCU fellowships announced
January 10, 2020

Tammy Barry serves as the WSU Graduate School’s associate dean in charge of program assessment and review. Jon Walter is an administrative planning specialist with the department of Institutional Research.

Institutional research veteran appointed executive director
April 16, 2014

By Kathy Barnard, University Communications

Hermanson-Fran-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Fran Hermanson, a nearly 30-year veteran of data and analysis in higher education, is the new executive director of institutional research at Washington State University. Interim Provost Dan Bernardo announced the appointment, which becomes effective immediately, today (April 16).

Feb. 4-11: Institutional research finalists to interview
January 24, 2014

IR-compositePULLMAN, Wash. – Two finalists for executive director of institutional research at Washington State University will visit the Pullman campus in February. They are R.B. “Bob” Wilkinson and Kelli Cox. E. Pierre “Perry” Deess has withdrawn from consideration.

Institutional research presents WSU by the numbers
October 18, 2012


Lap-Pun Lam, director of WSU Institutional Research. (Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services)



PULLMAN, Wash. – Lap-Pun Lam is a quintessential numbers guy.


Eleven months ago, Lam left the 78-degree blue skies of Phoenix, Ariz., to interview for the director of Institutional Research position at Washington State University Pullman. Hello 28-degree morning temperatures!


Not dissuaded by the weather, Lam returned four months later, on March 1, moving into his office with little fanfare. Since then, he has remained in a relative stealth mode, working steadily with his staff to keep WSU’s … » More …