Dr. Lance Kennedy-Phillips, the Vice Provost for Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research. As vice provost, he is responsible for leading the Vice Provost for Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research (OPAIR). OPAIR provides leadership and support for four essential University functions: institutional research, learning outcomes assessment, accreditation, and strategic planning. Lance has over 20 years of experience in higher education administration. He has held positions at DePaul University, The University of Florida, The University of Illinois at Chicago, and The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, Lance served as the founding Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Student Life. He has authored or co-authored 50+ publications on topics ranging from student success to the evolving role of institutional research in higher education. Lance earned his bachelor’s degree at Eastern Illinois University and his masters and doctoral degrees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Lance is a native of Chicago but is happy to call State College home with his wife Tonya and their three children Aidan, Katherine, and Lilian.