Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Names New Research and Evaluation Officer
PHOENIX - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has appointed Clarin Collins, Ph.D., as research and evaluation officer. Collins is responsible for analyzing and evaluating Piper Trust's initiatives and grantmaking activities, and developing measurement and assessment plans for select grantee organizations.
"Clarin's rich expertise in academic research and evaluation will be highly beneficial," said Wayne Parker, Ph.D., director of research and evaluation for Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. "Her comprehensive training in research methods will greatly enhance evaluations that Piper Trust conducts."
Most recently, Dr. Collins served as a graduate research assistant at the Center for the Future of Arizona, where her research contributed to the design of Arizona's "Move on When Ready" legislation (H.B. 2731); the legislation allows districts to adopt a performance-based high school education model intended to increase students' academic achievements and their readiness for college and careers. She also conducted research for the Center's Beat the Odds Institute. The Institute is an initiative designed to improve individual student achievement and align student performance with national and global standards.
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