Dr. Mary Lelik is Senior Vice Provost, Office of Institutional Research and Planning at NC State University. She was brought to NC State in 2014 to establish and lead a revitalized institutional research function at the University in support of planning, evaluation and decision-making through data-informed analytics and policy analysis. Prior to NC State, she served in a similar transformative role at the University of Illinois—Chicago as Associate Vice Provost and Director of the Office of Institutional Research where she engaged in key campus planning initiatives including strategic planning, self-studies and outcomes assessment research. Mary is active in the Association for Institutional Research having served as both director and faculty of advanced practice institutes for the organization. She has conducted workshops and presented at national and regional institutional research and administrative computing technology conferences on a variety of topics including strategic enrollment management, organizational effectiveness, project management and research design. Her research interests include resource management methodologies in higher education and the role of the institutional research function in organizational self-learning.