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The Division of Institutional Advancement promotes student success by supporting institutional initiatives that foster growth and continuous improvement. The departments of Research and Institutional Effectiveness, Grants Development, Alumni Relations, Student Success, and Planning and Accreditation collaborate with a broad base of institutional departments to advance Triton College’s strategic goals. The division contributes to Increasing College Readiness, Improving Completion, and Closing Skill Gaps by identifying funding opportunities, providing high-quality and meaningful data analysis, partnering with alumni and the community, and maintaining educational and operational standards that ensure educational quality.

 Contact IA Members 

 Planning and Accreditation
Pamela Perry
Director, Planning and Accreditation
708-456-0300, Ext. 3415 

 Grants Development
Sacella M. Smith, M.S.
Executive Director, Dept. of Grants Development
708-456-0300 Ext. 3022 

 Research and Institutional Effectiveness
Kurian Tharakunnel
Executive Director, Research and Institutional Effectiveness
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3635 

 Student Success
Shelley Tiwari
Director, Data Analytics for Student Success
(708) 456-0300 Ext. 3933 

 Alumni Relations
Dr. Doug Olson
VP of Academic and Student Affairs
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3571

Brady Niemiec
Administrative Assistant to the VP of Academic and Student Affairs
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3205