Meet Our Staff


Director of Institutional Research and Planning

Lynsey Schwabrow, Ph.D.

Phone: 262-472-1801

Email: schwabrl@uww.edu

Office: Heide Hall 450

• Lead and direct UW-Whitewater's Institutional Research and Planning office
• Work with Provost's and Chancellor's staff to determine campus Institutional Research and Planning priorities
• Serve on campus-wide committees
• Serve as a CDR liaison for UW system
• Support campus strategic planning efforts including performance metrics, action plans, and strategies
• Provide advanced analysis and modeling for grants as needed


University Services Associate II

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Leah Grochowske

Phone: 262-472-1806

Email: grochowl@uww.edu

Office: Heide Hall 450

• Supports both the Institutional Research and Planning, and Academic Assessment offices by coordinating office duties, producing fiscal and budget summaries, and adhering to human resource policies and procedures 


Associate Policy & Planning Analyst

Benjamin Prather

Phone: 262-472-1276

Email: pratherbd03@uww.edu

Office: Heide Hall 450

• Coordinate the university's responses to external survey requests (e.g. US news, College Board)
• Assist academic and non-academic departments in obtaining actionable data
• Assist committees working on campus-wide initiatives linked with strategic goals
• Coordinate institutional response to compliance reporting changes
• Educate campus users regarding effective uses and limitations of institutional research data


Associate Institutional Planner

Rochelle Day

Phone: 262-472-1705

Email: dayre25@uww.edu

Office: Heide Hall 450


• Support development of university dashboards and data visualizations.
• Co-Brand Administrator for Qualtrics online survey software, providing campus-level support and expertise for survey administration and university-wide survey effectiveness.
• Support data integration strategies, data modeling, and predictive analytics.
• Facilitate Central Data Request (CDR) process in cooperation with Office of Policy Analysis & Research (OPAR) at UW System.
• Maintain IRP website content.