Dr. Debra McCarter
Vice President for Planning, Research and Assessment
The office of Planning, Research and Assessment supports executive functions including institutional planning, research, and continuous improvement of institutional effectiveness. These functions are conducted under the leadership of the President.
The purpose of the office of Planning, Research and Assessment is to effectively provide, manage and continuously improve institution wide planning, assessment, and research systems that address identified institutional needs. The primary customers served by the office include the President's Office, academic and administrative units and staff, students, state agencies, higher education governing bodies, and accrediting agencies. The effectiveness of the office is measured by demonstrated achievement of the college vision, campus compact, mission, strategic plan elements, and institutional effectiveness requirements. Staff members of this office are fully committed to the Walters State mission and actively subscribe to the values outlined within the campus compact.