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Belmont’s Director of Institutional Research Recognized with Research Leadership Award

ikepic.jpgDr. Roy Ikenberry, Director of Institutional Research, was awarded the Institutional Research Leadership Award in Student Retention on Oct. 1 at the National Symposium on Student Retention in Buffalo, N.Y.
Dr. Ikenberry’s paper was chosen from more than 50 presented as having best demonstrated the importance of institutional research to the field of student retention and success. His paper, titled “Entering Freshmen to Graduating Seniors: Partnering CIRP Entering Freshman Surveys, Graduating Senior Surveys, and Institutional Data,” has also been published in the Proceedings of the 5th Annual National Symposium on Student Retention.
“I was thrilled to hear this announcement. It is not too often that you have a paper become a best seller, so to speak,” said Dr. Ikenberry. “It is an honor to receive this award, especially from this particular group that I have been a part of since 1994.”
The Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange at the University Oklahoma hosts the annual National Symposium on Student Retention in order to provide a forum for administrators, faculty and staff from institutions of higher learning to share the most currently available research on student retention.