Current Board of Directors


  • Shonda Ireland, J.D., MBA
    Director of Institutional Research
    Columbia College
    1001 Rogers St.,

    Columbia, MO 65216

Shonda Ireland started in the Columbia College Office of Institutional Research in August 2011, after two and a half years in the Columbia College Enrollment Management Department. In September 2012, she accepted the Communications Specialist position with responsibility for college surveys; assisting with state data requests; and maintenance of the Institutional Research website, as well as creation and maintenance of the college dashboards. Ireland was promoted to Director of Institutional Research in 2017, and now oversees the day-to-day functions of the IR office, in addition to all external requests. Ireland has received certification as a LEAN yellow belt.

Shonda graduated from the University of Missouri in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and Sociology and received her Juris Doctorate in 2007, also from the university, as well as an MBA with a focus in Human Resource Management from Columbia College in July 2014.

Immediate Past President

  • Bobbie Augspurger, Ed.D., M.B.A.
    Ast. Professor, M.S.Ed Administration Program Coordinator
    Missouri Southern State University
    3950 E. Newman Rd.
    Joplin, MO 64801


  • Dana Riegel
    Research Analyst
    East Central College
    1964 Prairie Dell Rd
    Union, MO 63084
    (636) 584-6504

Local Arrangements Coordinator

  • Jeremy Kintzel
    Education Research Director
    Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development
    301 W High Street Suite 580, P.O. Box 1469
    Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
    (573) 751-1793

Jeremy Kintzel is the Director of Education Research for the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development. Mr. Kintzel and his team are responsible for collecting and analyzing higher education and workforce outcomes data in response to inquiries for policymakers, the media, national organizations, post-secondary institutions, and the public, and supporting work on grants, statewide planning, and major Department initiatives. Mr. Kintzel holds an M.A. in English from Kansas State University, and a master’s degree in information systems management from DeVry University.

External Relations Coordinator

  • Egon Heidendal
    Assistant Vice President – Institutional Research and Effectiveness
    Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Drive
    Administration Building 35
    Maryville, MO 64468
    (660) 562-1965

Speaker Relations Chair

  • Ashley King
    Research Analyst
    Metropolitan Community College
    3200 Broadway Blvd
    Kansas City, MO 64111
    816) 604-1357

Program Chair

  • Ben Wood
    Reporting Analyst
    Columbia College
    1001 Rogers St.,

    Columbia, MO 65216
    573) 875-7886

Electronic Services Coordinator (ex Officio)

  • Alex Cruz
    Senior Data Analyst
    Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Drive
    Administration Building 35
    Maryville, MO 64468
    660) 562-1689

Treasurer (ex Officio)

  • Misty Tollett
    CRM and Planning Coordinator
    Ozarks Technical Community College
    1001 E. Chestnut Expressway

    Springfield, MO 65802