Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success
Welcome to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success (OIESS) at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). OIESS personnel conduct studies, publish research reports, administer programs, and provide consultancy services to help faculty and staff implement the College’s mission and vision in accordance with its strategic plan.
Dr. George E. Gabriel, Vice President of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success, supervises OIESS’s four areas: the Office of Institutional Research, the Office of Academic Assessment, Student Success Programs, and the Office of College Planning and Evaluation. Dr. Gabriel and his staff provide information to support the College’s institutional planning, policy formulation, and decision-making activities. Dr. Gabriel holds a Ph.D. in Sociology/Economics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He has over 30 years of experience in higher education.