Mission Statement

The purpose of the San Diego City College Institution Research and Effectiveness Committee (IREC) is to promote and facilitate a culture of evidence and inquiry in which accurate data and information is generated and developed into useful information for institutional assessment, planning, and to improve student learning and institutional effectiveness. Activities directed toward this mission include the development of an annual college-wide research agenda; management of internal and external research requests following established protocols; support and facilitation of research and delivery of data and information in instructional programs and student service areas; maintenance of the Research Committee and the Office of Institutional Research webpages; and collaboration with the San Diego Community College District Office of Institutional Research and Planning.

Committee Members

Co-Chairs (non-voting)

Susan MurrayDean, Institutional Effectiveness
Clair Johnson
Campus-Based Research Analyst 


Administrators appointed by the president (3)

Chris BarkerDean, Student Equity
Marciano PerezDean, Student Affairs
Minou SpradleyDean, Engineering & Technologies, Mathematics, Sciences, and Nursing

Faculty members appointed by the Academic Senate (3)

Guillermo Alvarez
Masahiro Omae
Anna Rogers

Classified staff members appointed by the Classified Senate (2)

Lionel English
Desiree van Saanen

Representatives of Student Success Initiatives (3)

Nesha Savage
Lance Soukhaseum
Paul Young

SDCC Office of Institutional Research

Clair JohnsonCampus-Based Research Analyst
Jesse GarberCampus-Based Research Associate