A-State hires new vice chancellor

A-State hires new vice chancellor

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State University announced the hiring of a new vice chancellor this week.

According to a press release from the university, Dr. Mihir has been named the new Assistant Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness.

"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Mihir to Arkansas State and look forward to an expanded role for this area in our overall planning, as well as the fulfillment of day-to-day needs of crucial data reports both on campus and to our state and external agencies," Provost Lynita Cooksey said.

This position will expand the previous responsibilities of the Office of Institutional Research.

Mihir says this position is an opportunity to give back and be part of a pro-active approach to student support.

"I am frequently reminded of my early struggles in college," Mihir said.  "In fact, those challenges led me to become an educational researcher to investigate, and eventually, an administrator to instigate the interventions. Simply put, I wanted to ensure others did not have to face similar trials and tribulations without support and guidance."

"I look forward to working collaboratively with faculty, staff and students at Arkansas State University to provide evidence-based, data-guided decisions and policies to achieve improved, enhanced and excellent academic services," Mihir added.

Mihir earned his doctoral degree at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2011 and spent the previous three years at University of Arkansas at Fort Smith as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness. He also spent time as the Director of National Research and Policy at Tallahassee and also served as the Director of Institutional Research at Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.

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