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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 Information
Fonda Vera
Associate Vice President
Planning, Research, and Effectiveness Staff
Bao Huynh
Director, Institutional Effectiveness

Rick Leyva
Director, Institutional Research
Guyla Blaylock
Senior Research Analyst

Bertha Martinez
Administrative Assistant II
Development Staff
Garth Clayton
Dean, Resource Development, Constituent Relations and Compliance

Regina Harris
Development Assistant

Debbi Richards
Director, Corporate and Community Relations

Barb Golightly
Grant Compliance Associate, Post-Award Grant Management