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Dawn Ressel

Dawn Ressel

Senior Director, Financial Sustainability Terrain Lead

Dawn joined EAB in the summer of 2022. She has over twenty-five years of experience in institutional effectiveness and data analytics and will be leading the Financial Sustainability Terrain within the Research Advisory Services team of EAB. Working at both the campus level and the state board governing level, Dawn brings a deep understanding of the Institutional Effectiveness / Institutional Research profession. She has experience working on performance funding, state allocation models, campus allocation models, predictive analytics, implementing student success platforms, implementing data governance, developing and enriching data infrastructures, and completing compliance reporting and national benchmarking studies.

Dawn has worked with both 4-year and 2-year institutions and understands the needs and uniqueness of both sectors. When not helping institutions find efficiencies Dawn enjoys traveling, hiking, and camping with her family, that includes several 4 legged children.

Dawn earned a Master of Science degree in statistics from the University of Arkansas in 1991 and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri in 1989.

Areas of Expertise
Marketing and Enrollment, Data, Analytics, and IT
Department and Program Review, Data Governance, Data and Analytics, Performance Metrics, Administrative Efficiency and Effectiveness

Upcoming Events


For Facilities Leaders: A Conversation on Cost Containment

As institutions face tightening budgets and uncertainty about future revenues, campus leaders are seeking opportunities to mitigate unnecessary costs and increase financial efficiency across every part of the enterprise, and the Facilities function is no exception. Facilities leaders remain under continued pressure to move the needle on evergreen challenges like reducing deferred maintenance backlogs, decreasing energy consumption, optimizing space utilization, and maximizing the value (and savings potential) of outsourcing and public-private partnerships.

Unlocking the Power of People Analytics

Colleges and universities have been using student data to advance institutional goals around student success and retention and make smart investment decisions for years. Yet, few institutions have similarly tapped into their employee data to solve talent challenges, leading to wasted resources and missed opportunities.