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Jim Posey
Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning, and Information Management

Jim Posey

James (Jim) Posey joined the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Information Management in October of 2011 as the Associate Vice President of Institutional Research, Planning, and Information Management. He is responsible for overseeing a staff of four. Jim has extensive experience in institutional research including modeling and forecasting, environmental scanning, strategic planning, data integrity and statistical analysis.

Jim received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of New Mexico, a Master’s Degree in Interactive Multimedia from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from The Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Contact Information

E-mail: poseyjt@cofc.edu
Office Location: Randolph Hall, Room 106B


Michelle Smith
Director of Institutional Research

Michelle Smith

Michelle Eleazer Smith joined the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Information Management in January 1994 as a Statistician. She is now the Director Institutional Research. She is responsible for establishing and maintaining all of the IRP/IM data marts needed for decision support and for all official unit-record reporting to the S.C. Commission on Higher Education. Michelle utilizes the IRP/IM data marts to produce financial and enrollment projection models, and serves as a campus resource for data integrity and reporting solutions. Michelle is a campus resource in data standards and management as the College implements the Banner software system. She is a SAS programming expert, specializing in web-enabled SAS processes that have automated many of IRP/IM's data requests using SAS/Intrnet.

Michelle is a College of Charleston alumnus, receiving her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Mathematics in 1991 and 1992, respectively, with emphases in computer programming, accounting, and statistics. Her first position at the College after graduating was the Budget Analyst for the Dean of the School of Sciences and Mathematics, which she held until hired in IRP/IM in 1994.  Michelle received the ExCEL President Alex Sanders Outstanding Public Service Award in 2013.

Contact Information

E-mail: smithm@cofc.edu
Office Location: Randolph Hall, Room 106E


Casey Marlowe
Accountability Reporting Manager

Casey Marlowe

Casey Marlowe joined the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Information Management as the Data Manager and Report Trainer in January 2015.  She is now the Accountability Reporting Manager.  Casey earned a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science and a Bachelor's Degree in Art History from the University of South Carolina.  Prior to working for the College, she was the Assistant Director of International Student Services at the University of South Carolina where she was responsible for managing immigration compliance data for the University.

Contact Information

E-mail: marlowec@cofc.edu
Office Location: Randolph Hall, Room 106F


Brendan Laubner
Data Manager and Report Author

Brendan Laubner

Brendan Laubner joined the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Information Management as the Data Manager and Report Trainer in August of 2015. Brendan has earned a Master's of Mathematics and Graduate Certificate in Statistics from the College of Charleston, and a Bachelor's of Mathematics from Jacksonville University. Before working at the college, Brendan served as a Data Analyst for Benefitfocus, and Tutor Coordinator for Trident Technical College. In his free time, Brendan enjoys playing soccer, being outdoors and barbequing on his Weber charcoal grill.

Contact Information

Email:  laubnerb@cofc.edu
Office Location: Randolph Hall, Room 106A


Lizmarie Maldonado
Senior Statistician and Data Analyst

Lizmarie Maldonado

Lizmarie Maldonado joined the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Information Management as the Senior Statistician and Data Analyst in June 2016. Lizmarie earned a Master of Science in Public Health specializing in biostatistics from the University of South Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics and statistics from the University of Miami. Prior to working for the College of Charleston, she was a Senior Research Analyst at the University of Miami responsible for performing regression modeling techniques on genetic data.

Contact Information

Email:  maldonadol@cofc.edu
Office Location: Randolph Hall, Room 106C