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Announcement: Bradley Thiessen named as Director of Institutional Research

Dr. Thiessen is excited to join us as we engage in the planning stages for our new strategic plan; he’s eager to analyze data to identify emerging trends and prioritize goals and tactics.

Aloha University of Hawai‘i at Hilo ‘Ohana,

Bradley Thiessen wearing a blue shirt and smiling at the camera.
Bradley Thiessen

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Bradley Thiessen, Ph.D., as our new director of institutional research effective Jan. 2, 2020.

Dr. Thiessen has over fifteen years’ experience in higher education. He has established offices of institutional research twice in his career and has led institutional assessment efforts at three different institutions. He also has served as a faculty member in statistics, earning tenure at two institutions and advancing to the rank of professor in 2014.

He is coming to UH Hilo from New College of Florida, a small, top-ranked, public liberal arts honors college in Sarasota, where he has served since 2016 as the president’s chief of staff, the director of institutional performance assessment, the accreditation liaison, and a professor of statistics.

Dr. Thiessen earned both his master of arts and doctor of philosophy in educational measurement and statistics from the University of Iowa. He also has accreditation as a professional statistician from the American Statistical Association.

Dr. Thiessen is excited to join us as we engage in the planning stages for our new strategic plan; he’s eager to analyze data to identify emerging trends and prioritize goals and tactics. His extensive background and experience will be extremely valuable to our university as we move UH Hilo into the future. Please join me in welcoming Brad to our university ‘ohana.

Bonnie D. Irwin
Chancellor

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