Institutional Research, Assessment and Accreditation

OIRAA mission statement

The Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Accreditation (OIRAA) serves Rush University by providing leadership and support in the area of institutional research, accreditation, assessment and regulatory mandates.

The OIRAA fulfills its mission in the following ways:

  • Provides comprehensive information to support institutional planning, policy formation, decision-making and evaluation of effectiveness
  • Coordinates responses to external accountability mandates and a wide range of internal and external requests for information about the university
  • Provides guidance and coordination support for campus-wide and unit-level assessment of academic programs and administrative processes to support the university’s quality improvement efforts
  • Guides and facilitates the process of reaffirmation of accreditation and substantive change reporting
  • Provides evidence of institutional effectiveness

OIRAA team

Rosemarie Suhayda, PhD
Associate Provost
PhD, Loyola University Chicago, Educational Research, 1991
MS, University of Illinois at Chicago, Nursing, 1975
Dr. Suhayda also serves as the Director of Evaluation for the College of Nursing.
(312) 942-6204

Pamela P. Staten, MSHM
Manager, Administrative Support
MSHM, Roosevelt University, Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2003
(312) 942-6835

LaTonya Gunter, MBA
Regulatory Affairs Manager
MBA, DeVry University-Keller Graduate School of Management, 2014
(312) 942-4348

Theresa Gierlowski, MPM
Project Manager
MPM, DeVry University-Keller Graduate School of Management, 1988 

Uchita Dave, MS
Manager, Institutional Research
MS, DePaul University, Applied Statistics, 2010
(312) 942-5184

Fabiola Loera-Garcia, BS
Data Analyst
BS, DePaul University, Applied Mathematics, 2019
(312) 947-4298