Catherine Finnegan

Asst. Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness,

Finnegan leads the institutional research, data warehousing and assessment activities at the Virginia Community College System. Her office provides critical data necessary for national and state reporting. She leads the system-wide effort to provide current financial, student, financial aid and human resources data to leaders at all levels through Quinn, the VCCS decision support system. Finnegan also leads the annual system-wide core competency assessment and supports college SACS accreditation efforts.

Prior to coming to Virginia in October 2010, Finnegan worked 20 years for the University System of Georgia in institutional effectiveness and technology roles. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Georgia.