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Kelli Armstrong Named Vice President for
Planning and Assessment at Boston College


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (6-26-12)—Kelli Armstrong, associate vice president for institutional research, planning and assessment, has been named vice president for planning and assessment, following Board of Trustees approval of the recommendation by University President William P. Leahy, S.J.

Kelli Armstrong
Kelli Armstrong

Armstrong, who has guided the University’s institutional research and planning, space management and strategic services efforts since coming to Boston College in 2004, was recognized for establishing one of the premier planning and assessment programs in American higher education, as well as her commitment to the mission of Boston College.

“This promotion recognizes Kelli’s contributions to the University and the breadth of her role, as well as her talents, experience and commitment to advancing Boston College and its Jesuit, Catholic mission,” said Executive Vice President Patrick Keating.

In accepting the promotion, Armstrong expressed gratitude for the opportunity and for the support she has received from senior leadership.

“I am very honored and humbled by this promotion, and am grateful to Boston College for the many opportunities to serve this community over the years,” said Armstrong. “I have been very fortunate to report to a supportive and innovative executive vice president, and to work with an outstanding group of individuals in IRPA. Every service that we offer is a team effort, and they are incredibly talented professionals.  Boston College is an exciting place to be, and each year we improve on a wide number of measures. I am very much looking forward to supporting our growth and advancement in the coming years.”

Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment supports departments and divisions in their planning and use of information. It collaborates with Information Technology Services to develop a data warehouse that combines resources from many systems to provide better access to information for campus managers.

Space Planning supports the implementation of Boston College’s Institutional Master Plan and individual departments in their use of space to advance key initiatives on campus. Strategic Services provides program review support for administrative departments, coordination of campus service centers and design and implementation of strategic planning for departments and divisions.

“Through all of our efforts, our ultimate goal is to use a wide range of information and services to help BC leaders make strong, well-informed decisions,” said Armstrong.

A graduate of Bates College, Armstrong earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D in higher education administration from Boston College. Prior to joining the BC administration, she worked in institutional research and enrollment management at Bates College, Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts system.

Armstrong lives in Duxbury with her husband, Brian, and her two sons. Her oldest son, David, is an incoming freshman at Boston College.

—Jack Dunn is director of the Office of News & Public Affairs; jack.dunn@bc.edu