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Who We Are

Executive Director & SACSCOC Liaison
David Allen, Ph.D.
The director has primary responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing, documenting, communicating, evaluating, and continuously improving assessment and accreditation processes throughout the university. Dr. Allen holds a Ph.D. in Education with a focus on School Improvement from Texas State University-San Marcos, an M.S. in Environmental Science from Oklahoma State University, and a B.S. in Science Education.


Assistant Director
Nishala Silva, Ph.D.
Nishala previously was Director of Assessment and Accreditation for the Neeley School of Business, where she oversaw all accreditation activities, served on the University Assessment Committee, served on the TCU QEP leadership team and implementation team, and assisted faculty in writing learning outcomes, creating curriculum maps, and generating assessment plans and reports. She also collected and analyzed assessment data to continually improve program outcomes. Prior to TCU, Nishala was coordinator of assessment, accreditation and data for Montana State University-Billings, Assistant Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment for State University of New York at Fredonia, and part-time faculty of statistics and computer literacy at Rocky Mountain College and Montana State.

She holds IPEDS certificates from the Association of Institutional Research. She earned her BSc in Information Systems from Manchester Metropolitan University in the U.K., MBA in Information Technology from the University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka, and PhD in Education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


Jon McGuireAccreditation Coordinator
Jon McGuire, M.S.
Jon McGuire is a member of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, and also works in association with the Texas Association for Higher Education Assessment (TxAHEA). He holds a M.S. and B.S. in Sports & Exercise Science from West Texas A&M University. Jon also is a VALUE Institute Certified Scorer for Written Communication by the American Association of Colleges and Universities.