The Coordinating Commission recently welcomed two new employees to its research staff.
Jill Heese is the commission's new research coordinator. She comes to the commission from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she was a survey data analyst. Heese earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration and master's degree in Survey Research and Methodology, both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
James Schiltz is the commission's new data analyst. Prior to joining the commission, Schiltz worked at Iowa State University, where he was a research assistant for the Research Institute for Studies in Education. Schiltz earned his bachelor's degree in History from the University of Iowa and master's degree in History from Iowa State.
Heese and Schiltz are part of a three-person team at the commission that maintains extensive databases and regularly produces comprehensive reports on higher education issues in Nebraska. The coordinating commission is the only entity in the state that conducts such research.