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July 17, 2018

Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s University welcomes Kristine King as the new associate director of institutional research. King will continue the commitment of the office to provide decision and planning support services to enhance institutional effectiveness by compiling, analyzing and interpreting statistical data for strategic planning efforts; facilitating institutional planning through useful and accessible information systems; and ensuring that the University provides consistent, accurate and reliable data to its external and internal constituents. Kim Van Vleet, who served as the director of institutional research at Saint Martin’s for 11 years, has retired from his position but will continue to assist the University in his new role as data manager.

“I’m excited to have Kristine on board,” said Sheila Steiner, Ph.D., director of assessment and accreditation. “Her passion for using data to inform decisions, as well as her background working in different capacities at other private institutions, will serve her well at Saint Martin’s.”

“The Benedictine values have always paralleled both my work ethic and personal beliefs,” said King. “I am thrilled at the opportunity to join the Saint Martin's community and am very much looking forward to leading the University's Institutional Research department.”

King comes to Saint Martin’s from Cornish College of the Arts, in Seattle, where she served as the associate director of institutional research. At Cornish, King conducted research on all aspects of the college for decision support, policy review and institutional performance; used data to monitor trends; managed the creation and maintenance of data warehouses; coordinated external reporting for the college and served as chair of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee. During her time at Cornish, King also served as the assistant director of admission and communication and as the associate director of enrollment operations.

Prior to her time at Cornish, King was the senior assistant director of admissions at Flagler College, in St. Augustine, Florida, where she led information sessions, served as the lead event planner for admissions, provided academic advising to incoming students and represented the college at recruiting events.

King graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Tampa, in Tampa, Florida, and earned her master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida. 

Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 25 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

For additional information:

Sheila Steiner, Ph.D.
Director of Institutional Assessment and Professor of Psychology

Kevin Hyde
Media Relations Manager