Rana leads University Decision Support in its mission to provide accurate and meaningful information and analysis to the university to support its culture of continuous improvement and institutional effectiveness. University Decision Support encompasses the disciplines of Survey Research, Analytics, Institutional Research, and Data Administration.
Rana joined Northeastern in 2016 after 19 years at Stanford University, where she was most recently the Assistant Vice President for HR & Workforce Analytics following her success as Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Decision Support. Rana has worked in Institutional Research for 19 years, and has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of the field including accreditation, assessment, business intelligence, and survey research. She has given presentations at several professional association meetings and conferences.
Rana is a former member of the Board of Trustees and current member of the Engineering College Council and Alumni Advisory Board for Cornell University. She holds a Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Science at Cornell University and is a Certified Associate in Project Management.