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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

Fonda Vera
Associate Vice President
Bao Huynh
Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Improvement
Rick Leyva
Director, Institutional Research
Guyla Blaylock
Assistant Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Improvement
Bertha Martinez
Administrative Assistant II
Garth Clayton
Dean, Resource Development, Constituent Relations and Compliance
Development Assistant
Debbi Richards
Director, Corporate and Community Relations
Barb Golightly
Grant Compliance Associate, Post-Award Grant Management