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Office of Decision Support and Data Integrity

Office of Decision Support and Data Integrity

The Office of Decision Support and Data Integrity (ODSDI) is charged with advancing a culture of data sharing, data stewardship and data-informed decision-making at Villanova. Central to this work will be the creation of a strong and sustainable data infrastructure and enhanced data governance through a collaborative university-wide framework.

ODSDI will continue to:

  • Provide data analytics support to campus leaders for strategic planning and decision making
  • Regularly engage with business units and colleges to improve data collection, documentation and improve processes related to the external reporting of data
  • Provide oversight of the Data Governance Structure and serve as a resource
  • Ensure the accuracy and accountability of the University’s data

University Data Analytics Platform

Villanova University’s comprehensive cloud-based dynamic data reporting and analytics platform.

University Statistics

The following dashboards provide official University statistics:

Student Statistics

Enrollment Statistics

The interactive dashboard includes headcount and FTE, enrollment by majors, credit hours consumed by students and credit hours offered by department.

Degree Completion Statistics

The interactive dashboard includes headcount and FTE, enrollment by majors, credit hours consumed by students and credit hours offered by department.

The interactive dashboard includes degrees awarded based on academic year.

Faculty Statistics

The interactive dashboards each include two tabs showing full-time and part-time faculty profiles.

Diversity Statistics

The interactive dashboard includes four separate tabs showing trends for student, full-time, part-time faculty and staff.

Externally Reported Data

The Common Data Set (CDS) is an annual survey in which colleges and universities can provide data and information to the public using standard definitions developed collaboratively by leading college guides and the higher education community.

External data submission glossary will be available soon.

Data Governance

The coordination and collaboration of people, processes and technology across the University to manage institutional data.

Contact Us

Our Team

Trina Das, PhD

Phone: 610-519-7775

Trina Das, PhD, directs the Office of Decision Support and Data Integrity, providing leadership with cross-functional data-informed strategies to help shape institutional planning and decision-making at Villanova. Reporting to the Provost, she is charged with shaping the University's culture for data analytics and governance, supporting infrastructure investments, and managing personnel and processes to improve the quality, integrity, and availability of data. She manages and serves as the project lead for the university data platform initiative. In addition, Dr. Das conducts many strategic analytics projects related to faculty compensation, college rankings, peer benchmarking, admissions and financial aid analysis, as well as provide data support for multiple NSF grant projects.

Dr. Das previously served as Director for Policy and Planning Analysis at Villanova, performing sophisticated research and quantitative analytics in support of the University’s long-term strategic planning. In this role, she directed, executed, and supervised quantitative and qualitative research projects relating to Villanova’s operations; conducted analysis, modeling and forecasting studies, interpreted findings, organized, and presented conclusions, and consulted with faculty members and all levels of administration.

Prior to joining Villanova in 2016, Dr. Das was Director of Enrollment Analytics at Bryn Mawr College and Associate Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Holy Family University. She previously spent ten years as an enrollment management analytics specialist and consultant with Maguire Associates, a private research-based consulting firm specializing in higher education.

Dr. Das holds a PhD and MA in Economics from Clark University and a MSc and BSc in Economics from the University of Calcutta.

Sarah Lodise

Phone: 610-519-5417

In her current role, Sarah is responsible for administering the university-wide data governance program that aligns with the strategic initiatives of the University to support data informed decision making and enhanced institutional effectiveness. She is heavily engaged with the implementation efforts of the university data platform. In addition, Sarah continues to fulfill and support verification and timely completion of various external data surveys related to rankings, accreditation, and consortiums, as well as mandatory federal and state requirements. She does this in close collaboration with data trustees, data domain stewards and operational data stewards, as well as other support and operational units including University IT and the Office of Internal Audit.

Previously, Sarah was Director of Business Analytics for Enrollment Management at Villanova, responsible for external reporting for the division as well as supporting various student-related analytical initiatives where ensuring accuracy and transparency is of the utmost importance. She was a member of the Information Management Group for 11 years in data and process-focused roles that continually worked to improve availability to information. 

Sarah earned a Master's in Public Administration from Villanova University and her BS in Liberal Studies from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Seema Rathod

Phone: 610-519-7779

Seema is responsible for supporting the University’s internal and external cyclical compliance reports and ad hoc reporting and verification requirements, leveraging the University’s newly built data analytics platform. She plays a key role in developing comprehensive documentation and templates to detail the reporting standards and protocols of reporting institutional data while enhancing efficiency and ensuring the accuracy of the process. In conjunction with colleagues on the ODSDI team, she builds and maintains dashboards and analytical reports to support data-informed decision-making. She supports data governance efforts by partnering with operational data stewards in business units and colleges to create standardized and consistent data definitions, resolve data issues, improve usage and verify data accuracy and completeness.

Previously, Seema was a Data Analyst for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Student Assessment Services team where she managed large and complex public education datasets and conducted analyses of sensitive data to inform high-level education policy decisions. She pioneered the Student Assessment Service team’s use of data visualization software and developed and administered annual web-based surveys to school administrators and students to gather information on their standardized testing experience.

Seema earned her Master’s in Education Policy and Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her BA in Economics from Wellesley College.

Timothy McMahon

Phone: 610-519-5341

In his current role, Timothy is responsible for supporting the implementation efforts and coordinating the maintenance of databases in the newly developed centralized data and analytics platform. He works closely with university data stewards in key business units to develop new data models and KPI dashboards, fulfill adhoc data requests and analytics projects, as well as support completion and documentation of various external data reporting.

Previously, Timothy was IT Systems Analyst- BI Developer at CertainTeed. Responsible for development of global Qlikview dashboards with a focus on manufacturing supply chain, operations and demand planning, and customer service. Timothy also has experience in BI reporting in the Health Insurance industry and operations experience in the finance industry. 

Timothy earned a Master's in Mathematics from Villanova University and his BS in Mathematics from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. He is currently working on an MBA degree from Villanova University.