Elon's executive director for institutional effectiveness has been appointed president of the state's professional association for institutional research professionals.
Robert Springer, executive director for institutional effectivness, has been appointed president of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research for 2015-2016.
Springer and the NCAIR executive board seek to expand the reach of the organization during his tenure as president throughout the state of North Carolina via enhanced networking opportunities at the annual conference and summer meetings. A major focus of these efforts will include expanded training opportunities for both new and experienced professionals in the field of institutional research.
Springer has a long history of service to NCAIR. He has been active in the association since 2001. In additional to chairing the annual conference and a voting member of the NCAIR executive board, Springer served as president in 2003-2004.
The North Carolina Assocation for Institutional Research was formed in 1972. The association fulfills four main purposes, including: to provide professional development for its members; to promote an exhange of ideas on problems of common interest to its members, to contribute to the advancement of post secondary education, and to foster a collegial spirit of persons working in institutional research, planning, and assessment.