Dr. Vladimir Dvoracek is UFV’s new Associate Vice President, Institutional Research and Integrated Planning. The role combines two previously separate portfolios into one.
“I look forward to working with administration, faculty, and staff to use data analysis to move the university forward,” said Vlada. “It’s about providing context, not just the numbers. We must never lose sight of the fact that our core business is students and faculty in the classroom.”
“Vlada has done a fantastic job as Acting Director of Institutional Research for the past two years,” said Dr. Eric Davis, Provost and Vice President, Academic. “I’m delighted he will continue to exercise his considerable talents in this new leadership role. This work will be key to helping UFV move forward.”
Vlada is a CFA charterholder and holds a PhD in Economics from Simon Fraser University, an MA in Economics from Queen’s University, and a BA, joint honours in Economics and Mathematics, from the University of Waterloo.
Vlada was first hired at UFV as an instructor in 1995. Since then he has chaired both the departments of Business and Economics, and served as acting director of Institutional Research for the past two years.
A strong researcher and academic, Vlada has a collaborative leadership style demonstrating commitment to service, integrity, and professional ethics. He also has an excellent understanding of government reporting requirements, and has built strong relationships with his colleagues at the Ministry. He is knowledgeable of the data analysis required for decision making, and has the added benefit of understanding UFV’s culture and relationships.
Vlada has been very active and engaged in his teaching position where he has maintained a joint appointment in Economics and Business. When he was department head in Economics, he spearheaded the Economics major proposal, now in the approval process. In the Business department, Vlada was the aboriginal students’ business faculty liaison and worked with the Ch’nook program, and was chair of the curriculum committee. In his work with students, two groups Vlada supervised have received undergraduate research excellence awards.
Outside of UFV, Vlada was a senior financial analyst with Chubb Financial Solutions in New York from 2001 to 2003. And in the 1990s, he held the positions of visiting lecturer, Western Washington University, lecturer, Simon Fraser University, and assistant lecturer, University of Tasmania.