John Bury named Associate VP for Institutional Research and Planning

Friday, January 03, 2014

Bury assumes new role following the retirement of Michael Barnes

John Bury has been named The University of Tulsa’s Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning effective immediately, following the retirement of Michael Barnes, who served at TU for 27 years and as Director of Institutional Research and Records for the past 23 years.

“Mike’s service to TU is deeply appreciated. He filled this vital university role with professionalism and pinpoint accuracy,” TU President Steadman Upham said. “We wish him all the best as he begins this new chapter in his life.”

The Institutional Research and Planning position is responsible for collecting a variety of institutional data and reporting that data to internal and external constituencies through surveys as well as a number of reports and presentations. Bury will work closely with the president and vice presidents on data-driven strategic initiatives and will assist several offices across campus with data collection and analysis.

Prior to assuming his new duties, Bury served in TU’s Graduate School for 12 years, including the past seven years as assistant dean and director of graduate student enrollment management. Much of his work in the Graduate School involved data collection and analysis related to program reviews and accreditation, as well as to support initiatives to increase graduate offerings and enrollments at TU.

Bury initially moved to Tulsa from Washington, D.C., as a graduate student in the university’s Department of English. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa., where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a master’s degree in English from TU and has completed all requirements for a doctorate in English from TU, except for the dissertation.

“We are pleased to welcome John to this new post at TU,” Upham said. “His dedication as an alumnus and employee is greatly valued and his knowledge will serve the university for many years to come.”

Mona Chamberlin