Planning & Analysis

Organizational Mission

The Office of Planning and Analysis (OPA) at SOWELA Technical Community College provides support and information for strategic planning, accreditation, institutional effectiveness reports, and other efforts to support SOWELA Technical Community College's mission.

The Office of Planning and Analysis (OPA) includes the following functions:

  • Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
  • Policy and Process Analysis and Redesign
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Survey Research and Studies
  • Data Collection Institutional Research
  • Data Analysis and Reporting


Jessica Hutchings

Director of Office of Planning and Analysis

Laura Wilkins

Data and Reporting Coordinator for Institutional Research (IR)

SOWELA Technical Community College (SOWELA) is a comprehensive technical community college serving the citizens of the five-parish area of Southwest Louisiana with educational and training opportunities for adults seeking job preparation, transfer to other higher education colleges and universities, and personal enrichment. This strategic plan focuses on SOWELA's efforts to improve our services to our students and the community by raising the quality of our outputs and outcomes in specific performance areas.

As a public, comprehensive community college in Louisiana, SOWELA operates under the authority of the Louisiana Board of Regents and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS). SOWELA is responsible for executing the plans set by these agencies and uses them to influence internal planning.

Louisiana Board of Regents

Louisiana Community and Technical College System

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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