University Decision Support

Welcome to University Decision Support.

Vision

University Decision Support (UDS) connects data to decisions and decision makers through the assembly of information from data. Knowing quality data leads to informed decisions, UDS strives to provide SMU leadership and the SMU community with clean data, thoughtful analyses, informative visualizations, and constructive reporting, free from bias.

Mission

University Decision Support (UDS) serves the central decision-making authorities of the University by providing data, information, and analytics for planning, evaluation, policy formulation, strategic planning, and related data and information informed issues and/or initiatives. UDS, in cooperation with SMU Data Stewards, collects, disseminates, analyzes, and presents institutional data and information for both internal and external constituencies. UDS serves the University by accomplishing these task objectively, systematically, comprehensively, and free from personal, political or other biasing influences.

Leadership Team:

Michael TumeoDedman
Director, University Decision Support
205 Perkins Administration Building
214-768-2808

Sarah Sage
Project Manager

205 Perkins Administration Building
214-768-7826

Vinay Ramachandra
Associate Director

313 Perkins Administration Building
214-768-3895

Salma Mirza
Senior Data Visualization Specialist

313 Perkins Administration Building
214-768-3728

Stephen Forrest
Associate Director

319A Perkins Administration Building
214-768-4015

Matt DeMonbrun
Associate Director

317 Perkins Administration Building
214-768-2822

Staff:

Roderick Warner
Data Analyst

313 Perkins Administration Building
214-768-7616

Shikha Pandey
Data Analyst

313 Perkins Administration Building
214-768-3865

Caroline Kirschner
Data Analyst

317 Perkins Administration Building
214-768-3325

Robin DeVore
Research Analyst

205 Perkins Administration Building
214-768-3705