Richard L. Riccardi is currently the Senior Associate Provost and Dean of Libraries, where he works collaboratively with faculty, deans and administrators to develop and maintain a culture of evidence to support student success through the collection of data (both internal and external) to drive campus-wide planning and institutional decision-making. Previously he was employed by Southern Connecticut State University as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Southern Connecticut State University, where he played a significant role in the information needs of the university, from enrollment management to strategic planning to institutional research and assessment. At that institution he was previously Project Manager of the university's Banner Implementation, and has held positions in both information technology and academic affairs. Dr. Riccardi completed his Sc. D. in Managment Information Systems from the University of New Haven, and also holds a Master's Degree in Research and Measurement and a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Southern Connecticut State University. He is a member of the editorial board for Academic Leader, the AIR Data Advisory Board, and the Higher Education Consortia Advisory Board for the Delaware Cost Study.