Thomas Howell, Director
Thomas Howell is Director for the State of Michigan's Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI). CEPI collects, connects and improves public education data for Michigan's PK-12 community, and is leading efforts to connect data from preschool through postsecondary education and into the workforce. Tom is responsible for directing CEPI's efforts as they relate to individual student and staff data, school finance and safety data, and other data collection and feedback efforts. He is also responsible for the implementation of the state's education longitudinal data system, and coordinates overall policy, planning and administrative efforts at CEPI. Tom earned a bachelor's of science degree in business administration from Central Michigan University and a master's degree in public policy and planning from Western Michigan University.