Sharron L. Ronco is Marquette's Assessment Director, assisting academic departments and co-curricular units in the assessment of student learning outcomes for program improvement.

Before joining Marquette in August, 2011, Dr. Ronco was Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis at Florida Atlantic University, overseeing the university's data collection and reporting, surveys and analysis, and assessment for institutional effectiveness.

She also spent twenty years working in higher education in Texas; first as a Branch Chief in the Dallas regional office of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, and later as Director of Institutional Studies at the University of Texas El Paso. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Statistics from the University of North Texas.

A native of Milwaukee, Dr. Ronco's bachelor's degree from Marquette University and master's degree from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee prepared her for an earlier career in secondary school teaching and bilingual education. She is active as a presenter and program committee member in state, regional and national institutional research associations, and has publications addressing the use of statistical techniques for understanding student enrollment behaviors, and in assessment.

With an office in the newly restructured Center for Teaching and Learning, Dr. Ronco will develop regular assessment training for campus stakeholders, support accreditation activities, provide assistance with program reviews and champion the ongoing effort to build a campus-wide culture of assessment.

The University Assessment Director provides leadership and support for efforts associated with the assessment of student learning at the university and program levels. 

The Assessment Director:

For further information, contact Sharron Ronco, Assessment Director, at 414-288-6390 or