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Ben Bryan

Ben Bryan
Director of Institutional Research

B.A., M.A., University of South Carolina


Ben Bryan serves as the Director of Institutional Research in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at CIU.  Originally from Laurens, SC, Ben has lived in the Columbia area for more than a decade.  He and his wife Susan (a CIU graduate) married in December 2010.  Ben joined CIU in 2011.  His primary responsibilities include collecting information from students and alumni to assist various CIU offices in evaluating and planning programs, maintaining data for reporting and accreditation purposes, and assisting faculty in assessment efforts for academic programs.  Ben feels blessed to have the opportunity to work at CIU and enjoys helping the university effectively prepare students. 

B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., University of South Carolina; campus ministry assistant, Baptist Collegiate Ministry at USC-Columbia, 2004-2005; performance auditor, SC Legislative Audit Council, 2006-2011; assessment coordinator for College of Education, CIU, 2011-2013; Director of Institutional Research, CIU, 2013-present.