Henry Decock, PhD
Henry Decock, PhD
Associate Vice President,
Henry Decock has been working at Seneca College since 1987 as a faculty member, Chair, Director of Institutional Research and now, Associate Vice President Academic Partnerships.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Politics from the University of Western Ontario, a Masters Degree in Sociology from York University and Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education/University of Toronto through the Community College Leadership program. Henry’s thesis, entitled “A Case Study Analysis of Ontario CAAT Graduates Who Transfer to a University” is an examination of Seneca’s college-to-university transfer students over a five year period, documenting their success and persistence, describing their characteristics, and assessing the role of Ontario colleges as a point of access for higher education. . He co-authored the HEQCO report, The Transfer Experience of Ontario College Graduates Who Further Their Education and published “Calculating the College-to-University Transfer Rate in Ontario” in College Quarterly.
Henry has participated in a number of provincial and national working committees and is an active member of the Canadian Institutional Research and Planning Association (CIRPA) and the Pan Canadian Consortium on Admissions & Transfer (PCCAT).
Ursula McCloy, PhD
Ursula McCloy, PhD
Ursula manages the range of research being produced at the Centre and is the lead researcher on several projects.
She has been a researcher in Ontario’s higher education sector for the past 10 years, most recently leading two projects with Ontario Colleges funded by MTCU’s Productivity and Innovation Fund. Previously she was Research Director at the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (2007-2013), leading both internal and externally funded research projects. From 2004-2007, as Research Officer at Colleges Ontario, she undertook research and analysis for evidence-based advocacy and policy development.
She has a PhD in Nutritional Science from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, and master’s and undergraduate degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She also completed post doctorate work at the University of Manitoba.
Kate Williams, MSc
Kate is a Research Analyst for the Centre. She monitors and evaluates research data and database requirements as well as conducts statistical analyses for the research projects conducted by the Centre.
She recently began working with Seneca in Spring 2017. Previously Kate worked as a Data Analyst and Acting Data Quality Lead for the Canadian North Helicobacter pylori (CANHelp) Working Group where she completed data analysis projects and prepared study reports in support of research objectives. Kate has a MSc in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health, University of Alberta and an undergraduate degree from McMaster University.
Matthew is the Centre's Office Assistant. He provides administrative support and maintains the Centre's online presence.
He has been with Seneca for the past 3 years supporting the School of Arts and Science and its variety of program areas, as well as the provincially mandated School College Work Initiative. He has assisted with a number of mobility related projects including the College University Consortium Council (CUCC) Arts and Science Transfer Project, a province wide initiative to simplify postsecondary transfer, and the Seneca–U of T Transfer Student Database which tracks the performance of transfer students from the Liberal Arts program.