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Data Liaisons

Data Liaisons are Miami Dade College employees who partner with and are trained by the Division of Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness (SIE) on behalf of their campus, academic school/program, or district unit to increase the College's capacity for data informed decision making, research, data analysis, assessment, and evaluation.

Although their specific roles and responsibilities vary, Data Liaisons serve as consultants and resources to their leadership, respective units and campus on matters related to research, data analysis, assessment, and evaluation for internal purposes only. Data Liaisons are appointed by the leadership of the campus, academic school/program, or district unit; except for the Testing and Assessment Directors whose essential duties and responsibilities includes serving as a campus Data Liaison for the Division of Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness.

Data Liaisons may be provided access to data files containing individual student-level information. In addition, they must comply with all applicable federal, state, and local statutes and regulations and with all institutional policies, procedures, and accepted practice for ensuring the security of student and personnel records; protecting student and personnel privacy; and using data ethically and responsibly.

SIE will provide training as appropriate to ensure compliance. At a minimum, Data Liaisons must complete all of the following:

  • MDC Data training session approved and provided by SIE
  • MDC Campus Solutions Access Request Form
  • MDC Security Awareness Training
  • MDC FERPA Workshop
  • Human Subjects Research Training (Protection of Human Subjects Training Request Form)
  • Terms of Agreement

Eduardo J. Padrón Campus

Alfonso Ribero
Director, Testing and Assessment

Hialeah Campus

Dr. Nelson Magana
Dean, Student Services

Alexander Hernandez
Director, Learning Resources

Andrea Forero
Director, Campus Administration

Dora Mejia-Montoya
Director, Testing and Assessment

Michelle Ploetz
Dean, Faculty

Homestead Campus

Adrian Legaspi
Associate Director, Learning Resources

Clairem Diaz
Director, Advisement & Career Services

Ivo Rokovich
Director, Testing and Assessment

Niurka Goenaga
Chair, Math and Sciences

Yilian Fraga
Director, TRIO Student Support Services

Kendall Campus

Bienela Herrera
Director, Recruitment

Cristina Saez-Aguirre
Administrative Assistant IV, Campus President's Office

Jenny Gomez
Student Life Specialist

Juan Carlos Meza
Director, Testing and Assessment

Pedro Davila
Office Specialist, Administrative Services

Russell Kaufman
Campus, CIO

Medical Campus

Mark A. Ross
Director, Testing and Assessment

Ron Winston
Chair, Health Science

North Campus

Custell Smith
Director, Testing and Assessment

Claudia Bonilla
Chair, Mathematics

Crystel Lewis
Director, Retention & Transition Services

Israel Sanchez
Director, Learning Resources

Nache Atkins
Director, Advisement & Career Services

West Campus

Dr. Sara Alegria
Associate Director, Learning Resources

Guillermo Gallegos Binder
Clerk III, Academic Affairs

Mayte Castro Pino
Director, Testing and Assessment

Pedro Acosta Santos
Chair, School Pathways

Veronica Gonzalez
Director, Advisement & Career Services

Wolfson Campus

Jose De Las Salas
Senior Academic & Career Advisor

Manny Perez
Associate Dean, Faculty

Marlen Gonzalez
Director, Testing and Assessment

Manuel Lorenzo
Associate Dean, Faculty Workload

Nancy Reyes
Director, Retention & Transition Services

Academic Schools

Ann Petersen
Budget Analyst, Workforce Programs and Professional Learning

Dr. James A. Thomas
Chair, School of Business, Engineering and Technology

James Thomas
Chair, Workforce Programs and Professional Learning

John Leverston
Manager, Communities of Interest

Monica Minchala
School of Technology, Engineering and Design

Honors College

Courtenay McClain
Student Success Coach

Shane Johnson
Director, The Honors College

MDC Online

Donna Jennings
Director, MDC Online

Hector Noriega
Director, Student Services




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