College of Management and Technology
Meridith Wentz, PhD, is an Assistant Chancellor in the department of Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She is responsible for leading institutional research and assessment, strategic planning, performance measurement, regional accreditation, and policy efforts. She is a master examiner with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, having led three national review teams, and a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission. As a peer reviewer, she has done comprehensive visits, portfolio reviews, financial panels, change panels, non-financial indicator panels, federal compliance, and assurance reviews. Meridith has presented UW-Stout’s approach to using data (and benchmarking) to inform decision-making at numerous institutional research, assessment, and Baldrige conferences. She led UW-Stout’s efforts as a founding institution for the Aspirational Statements for institutional research. She has taught courses in statistics, evaluation, and research design.