Student Affairs Assessment, Research & Planning


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Andrew Hester
(910) 962-7512

Andrew is the Director of the Assessment, Research and Planning for Student Affairs. Andrew joined UNCW in January 2018 from the University of Alabama, where he received his Ph.D. in Political Science with a concentration in Public Policy and Administration. Andrew’s research focuses on student retention and persistence, state-higher education policy, and how higher education impacts political behavior. He and his wife will celebrate 10 years of marriage in September 2018; they have two children and a dog who keep their life persistently lively.


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Assessment & Research Coordinator
(910) 962-3065

Assist the Director and other departments with various assessment activities, including instrument design, data analysis, and report writing. This role also conducts various trainings regarding assessment topics.

Tyler White

Graduate Assistant
Tyler White

Tyler assists in statistical analysis of departmental, divisional, and university assessment data and report writing. Student Voice support for the Division (when needed). Conducts assessment workshops and focus groups as needed. Assists with presentations and publications as needed.