About OPE

Our Charge

With its work aligned to strategic priorities of the Augsburg150 plan, OPE builds trusted relationships and works directly with units across the institution to cultivate data-driven effectiveness practices. OPE incorporates and expands on traditional institutional research efforts to address broader goals of strategic alignment, planning, and effectiveness.

The Office of Planning and Effectiveness (OPE) is responsible for a broad agenda of institutional research, planning, and assessment efforts in support of the university’s mission and strategic plan.

For information about associated topics managed by affiliated groups, or to request data support, please visit the links to the right.


Leif Anderson
Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Email:  andersol@augsburg.edu
Phone:  612-330-1497
Areas of responsibility: Strategic planning

Ben Denkinger, PhD
Director of Assessment, Faculty Chair of Assessment Committee
Email: denkinge@augsburg.edu
Phone:  612-330-1172
Areas of responsibility: Assessment of student learning, program review and accreditation support

Katy Hahn
Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Email:  hahn@augsburg.edu
Phone:  612-330-1013
Areas of responsibility: Institutional research, compliance and ad-hoc reporting, data analytics


Request Data

For student data-related questions or requests, please contact the Office of Planning and Effectiveness at hahn@augsburg.edu.