Dominique Foster is a Senior Institutional Research Analyst at Kennesaw State University. In this role, he transforms institutional data into accurate, timely, and actionable information in support of institutional decision-making. Working primarily on institutional studies, special projects, and ad hoc data requests, Dominique’s responsibilities typically include collecting and validating faculty, staff or student data; performing statistical analyses; providing analytical interpretations and narratives; generating reports; and meeting with internal institutional decision-makers to identify data and/ or analytical needs. He believes institutional research plays a vital role in the mission of student success at KSU by ensuring institutional leaders are equipped with information needed to make well-informed, evidence based decisions.
Dominique earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from Tuskegee University, where he was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, International Business Honor Society. Upon graduating from Tuskegee, he acquired experience as a business strategy consultant at KPMG, LLP, where he assisted clients throughout the life cycle of organizational strategy development from assessment to implementation. Transitioning into education, Dominique earned a M.Ed. degree in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University, where he was inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. While at NC State, he served as a residence director in a large, diverse apartment community with responsibilities ranging from budgeting and crisis management to student staff supervision and programmatic planning and assessment. He also interned in the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, where he assisted with the development of faculty diversity efforts, and worked as a researcher at the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE), where he and his team worked with community colleges to conduct institutional climate and leadership effectiveness assessments.