Jacqui Broughton has 17 years of higher education and public policy experience. She joined Institutional Research at Michigan State University in 2014 where she is a senior analyst. In this capacity, she served as the lead data advisor for the university’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategic plan which included advising VPs, deans, assistant deans, professors, and students on data quality, appropriate use of institutional data, and data communication. Jacqui also led a cross-departmental planning group of 20+ staff from across various facets of the institution (HR, IT, Finance, etc.) in managing the university’s system of record for department reporting structures which directly impacts data across systems. Jacqui also creates data visualizations (static and dashboards) to inform student success efforts. She authors fact sheets on student success metrics, which are shared across levels of the university, and often serve as the basis for deeper dives into various topics. She’s also worked alongside Government Relations and Communications in developing the president’s annual budget presentation to the state legislature. Jacqui’s presentation, Data Visualization for IR, was awarded best conference presentation by the Michigan Association for Institutional Research (AIR) in 2018 and automatically included at the 2019 AIR Annual Forum in Denver, CO.
Executive Leadership for Women | Michigan State University, Broad College of Business, East Lansing, MI
Certificate (Mixed Methods Research) | University of Michigan School of Social Work, Ann Arbor, MI
M.S.W. (Organizational and Community Practice) | Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
B.S. (Psychology) | Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Senior Analyst, Institutional Research, Office of the Provost, Michigan State University (2020-Present)
Data Resource Analyst, Institutional Research, Office of Planning and Budgets Michigan State University (2014-2020)
Adjunct Faculty, Spring Arbor University (2012-2014)
Senior Research Tech, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan, (2005-2006; 2012-2013)
Policy Associate/Lobbyist, Michigan’s Children (2011-2012)
Policy Analyst/Lobbyist, Michigan League for Public Policy (2006-2011)
How has education changed your life/your family?
As a student of color who received Pell, education has created opportunities for me that I may have never otherwise had. Carrying this experience with me has allowed me to become the professional I wish I would have had in various spaces creating policy, examining information, advising leadership, or advocating on my behalf when I was a student. Education has also allowed me to have a greater appreciation for the things I do not know and that there is always more to learn. Therefore, while formal education may end, learning never ceases.