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Soon Merz
Vice President Effectiveness & Accountability

Soon Merz has served as Vice President for Effectiveness and Accountability since 2004. Prior to coming to ACC, she was responsible for institutional research at the state level for the Kansas Board of Regents in Topeka, Kansas. She also served with the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. At the institution level, Soon directed the Faculty Affairs and Institutional Research office at the University of Kansas Medical Center and served in the Office of Planning and Analysis at Oakland Community College (Michigan).

Soon holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas, a Bachelor of Science in General Business from the University of Central Texas, and an Associate of Science in General Education from Central Texas College, graduating with honors for all degrees.

She is active with the Association for Institutional Research and the IPEDS Train-the-Trainer program conducted by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

Contact information: smerz@austincc.edu, 512.223.7601.