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Kristina Powers Appointed to the Myco Consulting Advisory Board

Kristina Powers HeadshotWe’re pleased to announce that IEHE’s president, Kristina Powers, is the latest addition to the Advisory Board for Myco Consulting. She joined the Myco Consulting Advisory Board September 2020.

With nearly 20 years of experience in higher education administration, teaching and data analysis, Kristina was a great fit for the Myco Consulting Advisory Board. “Kristina’s deep experience, creative insights, and persistent championing made her an obvious choice for Myco’s Advisory Board. I am honored that my work — and thus the outcomes of my clients — benefit from her wisdom and know-how,” says Debra Mashek, PhD, President & Founder of Myco Consulting.

Dr. Powers specializes in data strategy, accreditation, institutional effectiveness, IPEDS, and using external data internally for improvement. In her role as president of the IEHE, she provides leadership and project management to colleges and universities to build capacity in the areas of accreditation, institutional research and effectiveness, and data-driven decision-making support.

Kristina’s research focuses on student success metrics, particularly retention and graduation rates for all student groups — including part-time and transfer-in students, as well as the management of effective and efficient IR offices that advance the institutional mission.

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Founded by Debra Mashek, PhD, Myco Consulting engages its higher education clients in careful analysis and problem solving. Myco Consulting weaves deep relationship knowledge with tailored facilitation, genuine concern for the individuals in the room, and an unwavering commitment to each clients’ goals.

Myco Consulting’s professional offerings include:

  • Workshop and retreat designs that provide teams with protected time to connect, reflect, and get some actionable thinking done together
  • Special project stewardship that moves complex projects and initiatives forward
  • Coaching for higher ed and nonprofit leaders




The Institute for Effectiveness in Higher Education (IEHE) innovates and improves higher education standards through our strategic research, publicly available resources, and partnerships with colleges and universities. We provide extensive expertise on data strategy, IPEDS, institutional research and student success to drive institutional effectiveness.