The Center for Organizational Excellence & Data Analytics

Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Organizational Excellence & Data Analytics is inspire innovation, excellence, and data-informed decision making at DCC.  The Center exists to build capacity for a culture of evidence and continuous improvement and promote institutional effectiveness, productivity, and efficiency. We support DCC's mission and its pursuit of academic and operational excellence through the collection, analysis, and reporting of data which:

  • informs the strategic planning process
  • promotes the efficient allocation of resources
  • engages faculty and staff in the continuous improvement of DCC's programs and services

About the Center

The Center supports enrollment management, assessment, program review, accreditation, academic planning, and institutional strategic planning. We respond to requests for institutional data from state and federal agencies as well as other external organizations. In addition, we are the home of DCC’s Innovative Ideas Incubator.

Data We Provide

  • Official Enrollment
  • Graduation Rates
  • Retention Rates
  • Persistence Rates
  • Grade Distribution Reports
  • Degrees Conferred
  • Labor Statistics
  • Faculty and Staff Data
  • Other statistical data

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What We Do to Build Institutional Capacity

  • Continual improvement of the avenues used to deliver timely, accurate, and user-friendly information to both its internal and external stakeholders
  • Research new programs and developments in the field of institutional research
  • Collaborate with both academic and non-academic divisions to create new reports and procedures to assist in the achievement of the college's mission
  • Facilitate the Institutional Effectiveness Committee

What We Do to Build Assessment Capacity

  • Workshops for faculty and staff
  • Consultations with faculty and staff
  • Collaborate with the DCC community (administrators, faculty, staff, and students) to establish and implement sustainable, manageable, and significant assessment
  • Facilitate assessment committees
  • Provide assessment resources such as best practices, guidelines, and examples

Contact Information

Address: 1008 South Main Street Danville, Virginia, 24541
Office: Wyatt 212
Phone: (434) 797-8576
Fax: (434) 797-6424



Cory Potter

Director of Institutional Planning, Effectiveness, and Research

Justin Nichols

Research Analyst and Assessment Coordinator