Rob Stirton, with 25 years of experience in leading change and embedding effectiveness in institutions’ core internal operations, became Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness / CIO at County College of Morris in august 2017. He has served in institutional research, institutional effectiveness and business intelligence roles at Research I universities, private religiously-affiliated universities, as well as community colleges across the nation.
Rob has been a proponent of blending appropriate business practices, such as process mapping, documenting work and data flows, building data warehouses, developing predictive analytics, and using data to inform decisions, as core components of strategy development for his entire career. A world futurist society member, he has actively used leading and untraditional techniques to help colleges and universities develop their preferred-future.
As an alternative model of community college success, Rob developed a ‘milestones’ framework, based on the student life-cycle, providing twelve laddered and correlated rates of student success. He became a certified Implications-Wheel trainer in order to help colleges to transform barriers into bridges of student success. He has advanced a student Return-on-Investment model to reframe the gainful employment cost and debt view into an student investment tool, among many other forward-thinking projects.
With a keen focus on leveraging internal operations to comply with external mandates, Rob aligns strategy and operations, processes and systems, people and data, outcomes and mission.