Rana leads University Decision Support (UDS) in its mission to provide accurate and meaningful information and analysis to the university to support its culture of data-informed decision making and institutional effectiveness. Working collaboratively across the university, UDS applies the disciplines of survey research, analytics, institutional research, data literacy, and data governance to provide expert analysis and research.
Rana joined Northeastern in 2016 after 19 years at Stanford University, where she served as Assistant Vice President for Workforce Analytics and Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Decision Support. Rana has worked in higher education data and analytics for over 25 years, and has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of the field including accreditation, assessment, business intelligence, data governance, and survey research.
Rana holds Masters of Engineering and Bachelor of Science degrees from Cornell University and is a Certified Associate in Project Management.