Office of Planning, Research, Effectiveness, and Development (OPRED)

The Office of Planning, Research, Effectiveness, and Development (OPRED) supports, facilitates, and deploys Richland College’s commitment to be the best place we can be through effective strategic planning, institutional research, assessment, resource development and grant compliance, management of constituent relations, and continuous improvement efforts.

Service Expectations

  • Lead ThunderTeam in the establishment and deployment of an effective strategic plan and measurement system
  • Produce products and provide services that meet and/or exceed end-user satisfaction
  • Facilitate effective and satisfactory professional development
  • Ensure full compliance with internal and external grant requirements
  • Effectively manage external fund development and constituent relations

Contact Info

Name/TitlePhone
Fonda Vera
Associate Vice President
972-238-6992
Bao Huynh
Director, Institutional Effectiveness
972-238-6953
Rick Leyva
Director, Institutional Research
972-761-6817
Guyla Blaylock
Senior Research Analyst
972-238-6340
Bertha Martinez
Administrative Assistant II
972-238-6345
Garth Clayton
Dean, Resource Development, Constituent Relations and Compliance
972-238-6357
Regina Harris
Development Assistant
972-238-6050
Debbi Richards
Director, Corporate and Community Relations
972-238-6969
Barb Golightly
Grant Compliance Associate, Post-Award Grant Management
972-238-6204