Meet Our Staff
Sandi Gillilan, Ed.D.
Associate Vice Provost
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.
Bobby Matthews, Ph.D.
Director of Assessment & Evaluation
51 Himes Hall
Dr. Bobby Matthews was appointed Director of Assessment & Evaluation in 1993. He has provided leadership in planning, assessment, and accreditation through three institutional accreditation reaffirmations, including 1994, 2004, and most recently 2014, with particular emphasis on institutional effectiveness and student-learning outcomes assessment at the level of the degree program and in general education. Through ex officio participation, Dr. Matthews works with the Faculty Senate Committee on General Education, the University Review & Assessment Council, and the Institutional Effectiveness Review Board on essential concerns in the general area of student learning. He is an adjunct faculty member in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, with experience teaching courses in writing, English literature, and political science. He currently teaches the capstone course for the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies.
|Josiah Nyangau, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Assessment
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, M.A.
Stephenie Franks directs the university's program review process for all academic and support units, working closely with the associate vice provost, deans, associate deans, department chairs, and other faculty. She also maintains the program review database in the TaskStream Administrative Management System and tracks discipline-specific accreditation across the campus. Stephenie manages 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 also serves as an ex officio member on the University Review & Assessment Council and SACSCOC Steering Committee. Stephenie 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 manages the Taskstream 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.