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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, 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, 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, Faculty Development & Student Success
(708) 456-0300 Ext. 3761