Data Driven Decisions Committee


February 2017: Began work during Phase 2

Status as of December 2017: Project implementation completed and evaluation under way


The Data Driven Decisions Committee will develop and implement strategies for acquiring and utilizing HR and university data to better support data-driven decisions. 

Targeted task force recommendations 

  • Create a metrics work group: Implement strategies for using HR data to better support data-driven decisions. Establish base metrics, regular reporting practices, and additional projects targeting key priorities. 
  • Develop and implement an HR dashboard: Establish common HR efficiency metrics to support central HR functions and distributed HR models. Identify analytics that enable predictive decision-making. Track institutional metrics to support business outcomes and shape HR strategy. 


  • Keith Clasen, human resources director, UI Health Care Human Resources,, 319-335-8994 
  • Nikole Mac, director of leadership development, Organizational Effectiveness,, 319-384-0535 

Advisory committee 

  • Keith Clasen, human resources director, UI Health Care Human Resources  
  • Mary Curtis, associate athletics director for human resources and compliance, Athletics 
  • Megan Hammes, interim director of UI Wellness, University Benefits
  • Alaina Hanson, assistant to the dean for faculty, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
  • Nikole Mac, director of leadership development, Organizational Effectiveness 
  • Cheryl Niemeyer, quality and operational improvement engineer, Organizational Effectiveness
  • Shannon Schrup, HR generalist, Patient Appointment Center 
  • Chris Stevens, human resources coordinator, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 

Technical team 

  • Angie Bell, director of information management/projects and services, University Human Resources 
  • Pete Forkenbrock, manager of workforce analytics, University Human Resources 
  • Trevor Glanz, associate director of compensation, University Human Resources 
  • Mike Kaplan, director of administrative systems, University Human Resources 
  • Deb Tiemens, assistant director for institutional data, Information and Resource Management 
  • Sam Van Horne, research specialist, ITS-Instructional Services
  • Brenda Ulin, database architect, ITS-Administrative Information Systems

HR administrative liaison 

  • Joni Troester, assistant vice president for benefits, health, and productivity, University Human Resources 

Contact Talent@Iowa

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U.S. mailing address
University Human Resources
121-10 University Services Building
1 W. Prentiss Street
Iowa City, IA 52240