Margaret Kasimatis Named Executive Director of Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning


Margaret Kasimatis Named Executive Director of Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning
Margaret Kasimatis begins Aug. 15 as the new executive director of Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning.

Margaret Kasimatis has been chosen as Cal Poly Pomona's new executive director of Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning (IRAP) in the division of Academic Affairs. Her appointment begins Aug. 15.

“Dr. Kasimatis will be an outstanding addition to the university,” says Tomas Morales, interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “She has demonstrated herself as a respected leader in the field and will provide the campus community with a wealth of skills and experience.”

The IRAP mission is to collect, edit, organize, analyze and disseminate institutional information concerning the campus. The office serves as a conduit for reviewing all types of information concerning the students, the learning environment and the resources necessary to operate the university. IRAP is further responsible for providing scope, context and meaning to a variety of data and information. Among the specific tasks regularly performed by the staff are census reporting, institutional effectiveness analyses and policy studies.

Kasimatis is currently executive assistant to the president for assessment at Harvey Mudd College (HMC) in Claremont. In this position, she is responsible for planning and implementing institutional assessment and for coordinating program and course-level assessment. Kasimatis also educates the campus community about assessment through workshops and individual consultations, reports the results of assessment efforts and helps to ensure that the results are used to improve the institution and its programs.

Prior to her executive assistant position, Kasimatis served as assessment research analyst at HMC. She also taught psychology courses at HMC, Pomona College and Hope College.

Kasimatis earned a doctorate and a master's in social-personality psychology from Purdue University, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Loyola Marymount University.

Among other accomplishments, Kasimatis is the author of several assessment and psychology articles and conference papers. She is also a member of the American Association of Higher Education and the American Psychological Society.