Dr. Roy “Ike” Ikenberry, director of institutional research, has been elected to the office of vice-president and program chair (2010) and president (2011) for the Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR). His immediate activities will be directed toward developing the program for the 2010 convention to be held in New Orleans, La. in October 2010.
SAIR is dedicated to the advancement of research leading to improved understanding, planning and operation of institutions of post-secondary education. SAIR provides a forum for the dissemination of information and interchange of ideas on problems of common interest in the field of institutional research. In addition, SAIR promotes the continued professional development of individuals engaging in institutional research and fosters the unity and cooperation among persons having interests and activities related to research. Members of SAIR come from 15 southern states encompassed by an area from West Virginia to Florida and from North Carolina to Texas.
Ikenberry has been a member of SAIR since 1981, helped found the Tennessee Association for Institutional Research and has been a member of the national forum of the Association for Institutional Research since 1982. He has presented papers, served on panels and served on various committees of all three organizations.