Nicholas R. Santilli, Ph.D.,

Lead Facilitator, SCUP

Designing the Student Experience

Nicholas R. Santilli, Ph.D. served as Associate Provost for Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness at John Carroll University. In this role, Dr. Santilli will direct the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and lead a team of professionals including:  the Director of the Office of Assessment, and the Coordinator of Institutional Research. His primary responsibilities include: developing and managing processes that help to evaluate if the University is fulfilling its mission and goals and to improve programs and services; oversee the administration of processes and systems that support the University’s regional accreditation and the accreditation of special programs; oversee data collection and analysis of student success in light of university institutional learning goals; coordinate the reporting of institutional research findings to campus; analyze, maintain, and disseminate relevant information about peer and aspirant institutions, and; develop and maintain a program of environmental scanning and benchmarking required to support assessment and institutional planning.


Dr. Santilli has been a member and officer on several community and professional boards. He served as president and vice president of the board of trustees for the Ravenwood Community Mental Health Center in Geauga County, vice president of the board of trustees for Willoughby-Eastlake Schools Foundation, and served as president for two volunteer organizations affiliated with schools in the Willoughby-Eastlake Public School System. In addition to his community board experience, Dr. Santilli has served on numerous advisory boards and committees at John Carroll University and serves on several committees for the Fellows program of the American Council on Education, and is an active member of the Society for College and University Planning and presently serves as the Chair of the Board for SCUP’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Santilli participated in a special edition of Issues in Education, from the SCUP-52 International Annual Conference in Washington, DC. and repeated his appearance in 2018.

Contact Information:

Twitter:  @nrsantilli


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