Caring Campus Coach
Jacquelyn Stirn is an independent higher education consultant and has served as the Achieving the Dream Data Coach for thirteen colleges in six states. Her work also includes external evaluation for student success projects as well as providing guidance for the reorganization of the institutional research function. She was also a consultant for two colleges in Texas for Student Success by the Numbers.
Prior to her role with Achieving the Dream, Stirn was the Director of Institutional Research for the Community College of Denver and the University of Colorado System Office. She also held research positions at Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), Regis University, Colorado Commission on Higher Education and Penn State.
Stirn has managed many longitudinal databases and was instrumental in producing two editions of the WICHE high school graduate projections as well as the regional fact book. While at the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, she was also responsible for the state level financial aid database that included private, proprietary and public institutions. She served as a trainer for the IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) web system for over ten years and continues to be active in state, regional and national institutional research associations.
She received her Master’s in Public Administration from the Pennsylvania State University, her B.A in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland and completed a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Arapahoe Community College.
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