October 27, 2023
Chen serves as inaugural director of data governance and policy
Xiang Chen, a highly experienced expert in data systems and management in higher education, has been appointed as K-State's inaugural director of data governance and policy in the Office of Data, Assessment, and Institutional Research, or DAIR.
In her new position and as part of DAIR, Chen provides ongoing support in developing and administering a universitywide data governance program and data policy. Working closely with the chief data officer and key data stakeholders across the university, she serves as a key hub to bring people across the university together for a shared purpose of leveraging data to support the university's mission and strategic plan.
Before joining K-State on Oct. 15, Chen has held roles at various universities, including Tulane University and the University of New Orleans, in the fields of data governance, data warehouse management and data structure. She served as the director of data architecture at the University of New Orleans. In addition, her time at IBM has provided valuable insights from the corporate point of view. Chen holds a master's degree in computer science from Loyola University of Chicago.
The Office of Data, Assessment, and Institutional Research acts as the custodian of the enterprise data warehouse, serving as the official repository for comprehensive information about the university. Additionally, DAIR offers critical analytical support for the university's planning, assessment and decision-making processes. For further details about the services offered by DAIR, please visit its website.