Office of Research and Policy Analysis

ORPA Contacts


Alicia Crouch
Vice Chancellor of Research and Policy Analysis

David Campbell
Senior Administrative Assistant

Coordination and Communications

Madalyn White
Coordinator of Institutional Research and Communications

Linda Morefield
Senior Institutional Research Specialist

Research and Analysis

Mary Forbes
Director, Research and Analysis

Brian Perry
Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator

Institutional Research Specialist

Data Analyst

Information and Reporting

John Moore
Director of Information and Reporting

Kristen Taulbee
Data Warehouse Research Specialist

The Office of Research and Policy Analysis, most commonly referred to as ORPA, provides information and analysis for decision-making, strategic planning and accountability, and institutional effectiveness.

Our office supports KCTCS’ vision to be the nation’s premier community and technical college system by:

  • Conducting research to identify emerging trends and assess institutional performance
  • Providing coordination and support for research activities at the college level
  • Ensuring system-wide compliance with state and federal reporting requirements
  • Furthering development of Decision Support System and other information tools
  • Responding to external and internal requests for information

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