Wendy Marson is the Director of Institutional Effectiveness at DCTC (2016) and Inver (2011). Before Minnesota State, she spent six years at the University of Wisconsin – Stout as an Institutional Planner.
She is a first-generation college student and a non-traditional learner, completing her bachelor’s degree in 2003 after a lot of degree exploration, spending far less time earning her master’s degree. On the way to her career in Institutional Effectiveness, there was a career in food service management providing many rich experiences across multiple sectors including a ski area, fast food restaurants, day care, and long-term care.
Her love of evaluation in all forms led her to become a Peer Reviewer with the Higher Learning Commission, a unit reviewer with PELSB (Professional Educator Licensing & Standards Board) and a reviewer with Wisconsin Forward, which prepares manufacturers, health care institutions, and educational institutions to apply for the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award.
A Wisconsin native who grew up in the Cheese Curd Capital of Ellsworth, Wendy currently lives in River Falls with her husband Joe and their dog, Sasha, often heard on ZOOM calls. Their daughter Caitlyn lives in Portland, OR where she is an accomplished data wonk.