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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 Office 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 
Testing and Assessment Director

Erick Dominicis 
Collegewide Director of Learning Resources

Julio Fernandez de Cueto 
Director, Student Services

Hialeah Campus

Dr. Nelson Magana 
Dean of Student Services

Andrea Forero 
Director of Campus Administration

Dora Mejia-Montoya 
Testing and Assessment Director

Michelle Ploetz
Dean of Faculty

Homestead Campus

Ivo Rokovich 
Testing and Assessment Director

Lynne Arguelles 
Chair of Business and Information Technology

Kendall Campus

Dr. Jorge Cuellar
Associate Dean of Faculty

Juan Carlos Meza 
Testing and Assessment Director

Roger Sanchez 
Assistant to the Dean of Faculty

Yvette Sheran 
Associate College Registrar

Medical Campus

Daniel Galliano 
Assess/Ret/Success Specialist, Nursing

Mark A. Ross 
Testing and Assessment Director

Marie Bernardin
Director of Student Services

North Campus

Custell Smith
Testing and Assessment Director 

Efrain Venezuela 
Associate Dean of Faculty

Isabel Rodriguez-Dehmer
Professor, English & Communications

Joseph Weinberg 
Program Assessment Analyst, School of Justice (PT)

Youdaris Mira
Chair of Continuing Education

West Campus

Dr. Sara Alegria 
Associate Director of Learning Resources

Mayte Castro Pino 
Testing and Assessment Director

Pedro Acosta Santos
Campus Network & Multi Support Services

Yamelis Noguera 
Senior Clerk

Wolfson Campus

Jose De Las Salas
Senior Academic & Career Advisor

Manny Perez 
Associate Dean of Faculty

Marlen Gonzalez   
Testing and Assessment Director

Honors College

Marianne Maduro
Administrative Assistant to the Dean

MDC Online

Dr. Ernest Burt 
Director of Program Development

Debra Sheridan Brinkman
Director of Technology

Hector Noriega
Director of Student Services

New World School of the Arts

Leslie Wilson
Director of Student Services


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