Dr. Tasha Dannenbring serves as the primary Institutional Research expert for the South Dakota Board of Regents. She works with various councils and groups in the university system to develop, revise, interpret, and implement data management and analysis solutions to inform decision making. Dannenbring also oversees system assessment of General Education. She works closely on other system initiatives including Complete College America, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. Dannenbring is a member of the Association of Institutional Research Data Policy Analysis Group and is currently guest editing a special edition of the Mid-Western Educational Researcher focused on institutional research. She holds a B.S. from Rockford College, a M.S. from Northern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. from the University of South Dakota.