Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness Team
"Whatever may be the limitations which trammel inquiry elsewhere, we believe [that Gavilan College's Division of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness] should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found."
-Adapted from the Ely trial committee report, University of Wisconsin, c.1894.
Peter J. Wruck, Ph.D.
Dean of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness
Peter has been at Gavilan since 2016. Prior to Gavilan, Peter served as Associate Vice President for Research and Institutional Effectiveness, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, social sciences department chair, and full-time sociology faculty at a community college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
Sydney LaRose, M.A.
Program Services Specialist for Institutional Effectiveness
Prior to joining Gavilan College in 2016, Sydney served students, alumni and employers in positions including Career Counseling faculty, Director of Career Services, Director of Alumni Career Services and Employer Programs, and California Admissions Representative for Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.
James has been at Gavilan since 2018. Prior to Gavilan, James worked as an Information Systems Coordinator at the Foundation to Hispanic Education in San Jose. He is also a United States Navy veteran.
Academic Scheduling Coordinator
Prior to joining Gavilan College, Jennifer worked in both Academic Affairs and Student Equity to ensure student success. As both an alumna and employee of College of the Canyons, Jennifer served in various departments including Institutional Research, Computer Application and Web Technology, Associated Student Government, EOPS, and CalWORKs.
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