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Dr. John M. Chawana, Vice Chancellor, Institutional Intelligence, Planning and Transformation

Dr. John Chawana is vice chancellor for institutional intelligence, planning and transformation at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City. Chawana has spent more than a decade facilitating transformational initiatives that spur innovation while enhancing the strategic ability of organizations to undertake future projects. Prior to this, he served as MCC’s vice chancellor for institutional effectiveness, research and technology.

Chawana has vast experience working with a spectrum of IT leaders, technology suppliers, and their partners to help create synergistic and effective technology ecosystems to support organizational strategy. In his current role, he is charged with identifying and instituting leading-edge technologies and intelligence frameworks that enhance business performance and create a competitive advantage for the college. He also oversees the college’s strategic planning and research and analytics operations.

Chawana holds a Ph.D. in urban systems from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is an expert at optimizing organizational performance by streamlining processes and leveraging technology and business intelligence. His consulting experience spans healthcare, federal and local governments, and higher education sectors. He has an executive certification in artificial intelligence and implications for business strategy from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a professional certification in managing cybersecurity risk in the information age from Harvard University. He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Certified Scrum Master.