Donald Friesner

Director of Institutional Research
616.395.7311friesner@hope.edu

Donald began at Hope College in November, 2021. Previous to joining Hope College, Donald was the senior research analyst in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at Ball State University from 2017 to 2021, and a research analyst in the Office of Institutional Research at Central Michigan University from 2012 to 2017.

At Hope College, Donald provides leadership and planning for institutional data to help the college and individual departments with decision-making and external reporting. He leads a team in developing data governance for the college and ensures that data reporting to government agencies, accrediting bodies, ranking organizations, funders and others is accurate and in compliance with reporting requirements.  

EDUCATION

  • MSA Certificate, research administration, Central Michigan University, 2015
  • MPA, public administration, Grand Valley State University, 2004
  • B.S., public administration, Grand Valley State University, 2003
  • BBS, marketing, Grand Valley State University, 2001

OUTSIDE THE COLLEGE

Donald enjoys golfing, beer homebrewing, gardening, and spending time with friends and his dogs.

Donald Friesner

Phone Number616.395.7311

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