Data and Strategic Analytics Team Updates

Patty Kokesh has decided to step down from her role as the Director of Data and Strategic Analytics effective July 1. She will remain on the team in an individual contributor role as a Strategic Analytics Specialist, supporting various analytics projects.

I am pleased to announce that Wayne Harpenau will be taking over the Director of Data and Strategic Analytics, reporting to me effective July 1. In this role, he will lead our talented and growing team who serve as critical partners to transform data to information and deliver reports and dashboards to allow for faster and improved decisions. Patty, Mayuri Changede, Matt LaFlash, Ling Sun, and Sheila McMahon will all report to Wayne.

Wayne joined Notre Dame in September 2021 and has been serving as a Systems Integrations Specialist working on the asceND project. Before joining Notre Dame, he was a Business Intelligence Professional at Western Michigan University in Institutional Research. Prior to his time at Western Michigan, he served as a Business Intelligence Manager and IT Applications Manager at Sony. Wayne received his Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University and earned a Masters Certificate in Business Intelligence from Villanova University. He brings a wealth of technical skills and knowledge in the data analytics space and we are excited to have him in this new role.

Please join me in congratulating Wayne on his promotion to Director of Data and Strategic Analytics!

-Carleen Quinlan

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