Chief Strategy Officer & Senior Director of Research and Analytics, Miami University
Dr. Scott Sportsman serves as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and Senior Director of Research and Analytics in the Enrollment Management and Student Success (EMSS) division at Miami University. As CSO, he assists the Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success with developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining division-wide priorities and high-priority initiatives and projects. He is responsible for advancing ongoing and new Student Success Initiatives aimed at removing barriers to graduation, pinpointing students for whom additional support would increase the likelihood of success, and identifying University activities and processes which will increase student success and satisfaction. As Director of Research and Analytics, Dr. Sportsman leads EMSS’s Research and Analytics team to advance research and initiatives which can increase student enrollment, success, and satisfaction. He and his team provide actionable, timely research, reports, and predictive analytics that lead to the recruitment of students who will be successful at Miami, and identify activities and processes that enable matriculating students to thrive throughout the student life cycle. Dr. Sportsman is also responsible for communicating research findings widely that impact student success and satisfaction, and enhance the data analytic skills of divisional personnel.
Prior to Miami, Scott was Director of Institutional Research at the College of Mount St. Joseph for eight years. Before that role, Scott taught mathematics for 18 years at three different institutions: the College of Mount St. Joseph, Western Carolina University and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Scott receive his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, and his Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from Truman State University.