UNCW Names Rigoberto J. Rincones-Gómez Assistant Provost of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rigoberto J. Rincones-Gómez, Ph.D., has been named the assistant provost of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, the university announced today. Dr. Rincones comes from Broward College where he served as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning, Effectiveness, and Analytics. Rincones will assume the new role on September 1, 2015.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Dr. Rincones to the UNCW team,” said Cathy Barlow, Interim Vice Provost & Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Academic Affairs. “Rigoberto’s extensive background in institutional research and as an adjunct faculty member made him an ideal candidate for the search committee. His leadership skills and collaborative approach will allow for continued success within the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment and the university.”

As the assistant provost of the OIRA, Rincones will report to Barlow and will direct the university’s data collection, reporting, and analysis functions and oversee internal and external reporting.

Rincones was named after an extensive nationwide search. In his former role, he led Broward College’s research, planning, effectiveness, and analytics processes to help improve student access, engagement, retention and completion. Prior to working at Broward, Rincones served as the national director of data coaching at Achieving the Dream, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to improving community college student success.

Rincones earned his Ph.D. in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research Design and his second Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University.