Notre Dame College Appoints Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness

Notre Dame College has appointed Deborah L. Sheren to the new position of Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness.

In her new role, Sheren will provide direction and oversight for institutional assessment, student learning assessment and institutional research initiatives.

She will oversee the institutional assessment and budgeting process, designed to support the mission of the College; inform and facilitate management decision-making and budget prioritization; provide updates to the strategic plan; and meet reporting requirements as mandated by state, federal and other external agencies or as needed by stakeholders.

Previously the College’s dean of academic programs, Sheren will have continued responsibility for academic program development and prioritization.

Sheren has been with the College for 17 years. In addition to her positions in academic affairs, institutional research and on the senior administration team as chief information officer, she has taught finance and management information systems courses.

Prior to working at Notre Dame, Sheren spent 15 years in engineering and program planning at General Motors Corp. and 10 years in product management at Progressive Corp.

She has a BIE from General Motors Institute, now Kettering University, and an MBA from Harvard University and is writing her DBA dissertation at Northcentral University. 

July 2017


About Notre Dame College

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master's degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or


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