Public Policy Advisory Group

The group provides an essential practitioner perspective on emerging legislation and public policy matters and serves as a practical resource to AACRAO’s Executive Director and Government Relations staff as they craft responses to proposed legislation or regulation. Areas of expertise may include admissions, enrollment services, financial aid, access and equity, serving veterans and servicemembers, community colleges, graduate and professional education, competency based education, credit for prior learning, and others.

The Advisory Group consists of 8-12 AACRAO members selected based on their areas of expertise and type of institution and are representative of the regional, gender, and ethnic diversity of the association. Members are appointed for a three-year term.

2022 - 2023 Members:

Charles Couch (Chair)
University Registrar
University of Northern Colorado

Tim Amyx
Director of Admissions and College Registrar
Volunteer State Community College

Marc Booker
Vice Provost, Strategy
University of Phoenix

Wendolyn Davis
Director, Transfer Center
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Karen Del Plato
Associate Registrar for Records and Compliance
Cornell University

Samantha Marquez
Program Administrator - Veterans Certifications
University of Southern California

Jerry Martinez
Dean of Enrollment Management and Registrar
Wharton County Junior College

Steve McDowell
Associate Vice President for Financial Aid Services & Title IV Compliance
Connecticut State Community Colleges

Megan Mitchell
Director of Graduate Admissions/Recruitment
Austin Peay State University

Sara Sullivan
Associate Registrar
University of Iowa

Douglas Swink
Assistant Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
University of Missouri - Kansas City

Soraira Urquiza
American Film Institute Conservatory