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Acting Vice President, Student Services and Enrollment Management
Dr. Karen Laljiani

Dr. Karen Laljiani
Acting Vice President, Student Services and Enrollment Management

Karen Laljiani joined Cedar Valley College in May2013 as the Associate Vice President of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness. She is responsible for the leadership of the Strategic Planning Process, Institutional Research, Program Review, and Quality Process Improvement. Karen is the Chair of the Strategic Planning Team, and of the Quality Process Improvement Team, and is a member of the Non-Instructional Program Review Team, the Enrollment Management Team, the Learning Outcomes Assessment Team, the Centers of Excellence and New Programs Team, and the Institutional Review Board. She is a member of the Districtwide Institutional Effectiveness and Research Council and the District Core Curriculum Evaluation Committee, and has chaired each of these groups multiple times over the years. On a State and National level, Dr. Laljiani has served as the Texas Association for Institutional Research (TAIR) President, Chair of the North Texas Community College Consortium Institutional Research Committee, and has been on conference program planning committees for these groups as well as for the Southern Association for Institutional Research, and the national Association for Institutional Research. She has presented workshops and sessions for these organizations, as well as for the League for Innovation and AACC.

Dr. Laljiani is no stranger to the Dallas County Community College District. Prior to Joining Cedar Valley College, she served as Dean of Planning, Institutional Effectiveness and Research at North Lake College in Irving, TX, and as the Dean of Planning, Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness and Research at El Centro College in Dallas, TX for fifteen years, where she also served as the SACSCOC liaison. She has worked in higher education for over twenty years, including research, institutional research, assessment and accreditation work that she performed for the University of Texas System (Southwestern Medical Center, University of Texas at Arlington, and University of Texas at Dallas).

Karen earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Communication Science from The University of Texas at Dallas.

She has received numerous recognitions and awards including Innovator of the Year from El Centro College and Outstanding Lifetime Member from TAIR. She is also a graduate of the Consortium Leadership and Renewal Academy at the North Texas Community College Consortium and of the President's Leadership Institute at Cedar Valley College.

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