About Us


To facilitate decision-making through data and analytics, to help maximize academic, operational, and strategic success, and to foster a culture of evidence through accreditation standards and policies


To inspire inquiry that leads to the best educational experience possible


  • Customer Service: We provide a high level of service by taking steps to ensure we completely meet the needs of our clients. We communicate professionally, carefully evaluate requests, ask questions and deliver custom solutions in an efficient fashion.
  • Data Integrity: We implement sound strategies for collecting, analyzing, and delivering accurate information and analyses to customers and stakeholders.
  • Teamwork: We inspire and respect each other as individuals and for what each member contributes to the team. We are supportive of each other’s efforts and work together to achieve our shared mission.
  • Professional Growth: We allocate time and resources to develop professional knowledge, skills and scholarly activity for the advancement of higher education research.

Our Services

What services do you provide? If you need assistance with any of the services below please complete the IRE Service Request form. Your request will be assigned to a research analyst according to priority and IRE workload.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I contact for assistance with one of the above listed services? Complete the IRE Service Request form. Your request will be assigned to a research analyst according to priority and IRE workload.

Where can I find student demographic data? You can find university & college student demographic data on our academic outcomes site as well as graduation rates, placement & retention data.

We are interested in conducting a program review. Where can we find more information on the process? You can learn about the process, schedule, and find documents under our section entitled program review.

Why do we need to undergo accreditation with WSCUC when our college has already received it’s professional accreditation? You can learn more about the different types of accreditation and processes at our WSCUC Accreditation site.

Meet the Team

Juan Ramirez, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO)
E-Mail: jramirez@westernu.edu
En-Hsien Liu, Ed.D.
Senior Research Analyst
E-Mail: liue@westernu.edu
Delia Padilla Kallemeyn, M.A.
Research Analyst
E-Mail: pkallemeyn@westernu.edu
Satoko Siegel, Ph.D.
Institutional Effectiveness Analyst
E-Mail: ssiegel@westernu.edu
Heather Simmons
Operations Coordinator
E-Mail: hsimmons@westernu.edu
Parth Dudeja, M.S.
Research Analyst
E-Mail: pdudeja@westernu.edu
Carl Todaro
Programmer Analyst
E-Mail: ctodaro@westernu.edu

Contact Us

Mailing Address
Western University of Health Sciences
Institutional Research and Effectiveness
309 E. Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766-1854

E-Mail : ire@westernu.edu

Office Hours : 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday


We sincerely welcome suggestions on how to both improve our products and our customer service. Please click on the Anonymous Suggestion Box to help us serve you better.