Meet Our Staff

Sandi Gillilan
Sandi Gillilan, Ed.D.
Associate Vice Provost
225-578-1937
 
Dr. Sandi Gillilan serves as Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and provides leadership for accreditation, planning, assessment, program review, and accountability initiatives. She is the Chair of the newly formed IT Governance Council. Sandi also chairs the University Review & Assessment Council and co-chairs the SACSCOC Steering Committee. She joined LSU in 2014 after spending seven years at Northern Kentucky University and four years at the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Overall, Sandi has nearly 20 years of experience in higher education spanning a wide array of areas, including institutional effectiveness, accountability, change management, budget, performance, and policy.
Tara Rose
Tara Rose, Ph.D.
Director of Assessment
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Dr. Tara Rose serves as Director of Assessment. Working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators, she leads academic quality efforts including strategies for direct, performance-based assessment of student learning at the program and university levels that reflect current trends and best practices in higher education. Tara has 20 years of experience in assessment and outcomes analyses. She began her career with a nonprofit organization and has also spent time at the state level working for the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. She previously served as the Director of Assessment at the University of Kentucky and has also taught at Eastern Kentucky University in the Department of Homeland Security. Since 2010, Tara has participated as a Board Member on the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), previously holding the position of President in AY 2015-16 and currently serving as Chair of the Recruitment and Retention Committee.
Josiah Nyangua Josiah Nyangau, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Assessment
225-578-0328
 
Dr. Josiah Nyangau serves as Assistant Director of Assessment, providing assessment and accreditation-related support to advance the mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Josiah joined LSU in 2017 and previously served as Program Coordinator for Accreditation, Assessment and Learning at Kent State University. He earned his bachelor's degree in education from Kenyetta University, Nairobi; his master's degree in geography from Ohio University; and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University.
Stephenie Franks

Stephenie Franks, M.A.
Assistant Director for Institutional Effectiveness
sfrank4@lsu.edu
225-578-0021

Stephenie Franks serves as Assistant Director for Institutional Effectiveness and is responsible for tracking discipline-specific accreditation across the university and managing regional accreditation reports and activities, including substantive change notifications, the Fifth-Year Interim Report, and reaffirmation of accreditation materials, as required by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges. She directs the university's program review process for all academic and support units and maintains the program review database in the Taskstream Administrative Management System. Stephenie also manages the OIE website and serves as an ex officio member on the University Review & Assessment Council and SACSCOC Steering Committee. She earned her bachelor's degree in sociology and master's degree in political science from Louisiana State University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration.

Tori Greenwood

Tori Greenwood
Coordinator
tgreen4@lsu.edu
225-578-4935

Tori Greenwood manages the Taskstream by Watermark Accountability Management System and Learning Achievement Tools and is responsible for creating accounts, managing workspace templates, and assisting users with uploading information. She  provides administrative support to the Director and Assistant Director of Assessment and to the Faculty Senate Committee on General Education. Tori also serves as the Test Center Supervisor for the administration of standardized commercial examinations including the LSAT, ACT, and MPRE. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Louisiana State University and is currently pursuing a master's degree in higher education administration.