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.

What we do

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.


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

Ben Denkinger, PhD
Director of Assessment
Email: denkinge@augsburg.edu
Phone:  612-330-1172

Katy Hahn
Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Email:  hahn@augsburg.edu
Phone:  612-330-1013

Request Data

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