Michael D. Bourgeois, Ph.D. Named Associate Vice Provost of Institutional Research and Decision Support at Virginia Commonwealth University
Michael D. Bourgeois, Ph.D., was recently named Vice Provost of Institutional Research & Decision support at Virginia Commonwealth University, following a comprehensive search led by Pelema Ellis and Martin Baker of our Higher Education Practice.
Dr. Bourgeois brings over 20 years of higher education experience and a passion for student and institutional success with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. He most recently worked at Purdue University Northwest where he was hired in 2019 to serve as the university’s first executive director of Institutional Research and chief data strategist. In the summer of 2021, he was elevated to the title of assistant vice chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness and Data Strategy where his role was expanded to align strategic planning and implementation of data-informed decision making across the university.
He is also the president of the board of directors for the Association of Higher Education Effectiveness, a network of higher education professionals who work or lead offices that integrate multiple functions to promote and support evidence-based planning and improvement.
Before joining Purdue, Dr. Bourgeois worked for five years, beginning in 2014, at California State University – Channel Islands where he rose from the title of director of Institutional Effectiveness to become the executive director of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness. He also spent six months as the interim executive director of Institutional Effectivensss and Decision-Support at California State University, Chico.
Dr. Bourgeois earned his doctorate and master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his bachelor’s degree from Texas State University.
For more information visit https://blogs.vcu.edu/provost/2023/08/15/new-irds-leadership/.