David R. Troutman, PhD is the Associate Vice Chancellor, Institutional Research & Advanced Analytics for the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the University of Texas System. He provides leadership in rethinking the systems and processes used to gather data and to distill it into information that decision-makers can use in effective and efficient ways. He conducts system-wide research studies (quantitative and qualitative) in support of UT System strategic goals. Dr. Troutman directs a team of researchers who provide analytical support (descriptive and predictive analyses) for the System’s internal and external stakeholders. He has collaborated with federal and state agencies (U.S. Census Bureau and Texas Workforce Commission) to examine the use of UI wage records to examine post-collegiate outcomes. He has also presented at conferences hosted by APLU, NACUBO, and AIR, among others. Dr. Troutman’s most recent publications, focusing on earnings outcomes, include “Major Matters Most” with Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, as well as “Using state workforce data to examine post-graduation outcomes,” published in New Directions in Institutional Research. He earned his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.