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Policy Research & Data Warehousing Director


Tod Massa

Tod Massa started at SCHEV in 2001 with nearly a decade of experience in policy research and analysis, and data management. As Policy Research and Data Warehousing Director, Mr. Massa oversees the Commonwealth’s postsecondary education data system; the biennial projections of enrollment and demand; and is one of the architects and leaders of the Virginia Longitudinal Data System. He also directs the collection, maintenance, and analysis of research data from all Virginia colleges and universities related to enrollment, graduation, and financial aid. He directs the agency's information systems activities, coordinates the agency’s relationship with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency, and is closely involved with legislative activities regarding education and workforce data. Mr. Massa has served on numerous federal technical review panels for the US Department of Education and White House convenings.

Prior to joining the Council staff, Mr. Massa held institutional research leadership positions at two institutions of higher education. From 1991 to 1994, he served as the Institutional Research Coordinator and Academic Policy Analyst at Saint Louis University. Most recently, Mr. Massa served as the Director of Institutional Research and Planning Support at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Mr. Massa has completed doctoral work in Public Policy Analysis and Planning at Saint Louis University. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art from Missouri Southern State College.

Mr. Massa has also received the Association for Institutional Research’s “Outstanding Service Award” for service to the association in 2000.