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.

2019 - 2020 Members:

Amy Gleason (Chair), Assistant Registrar for Compliance and Reporting, Duke University

Justin Barlow, Director of Admissions, University of West Georgia

Kelly Brooks, Registrar, Capella University

Kelley Brundage, University Registrar, Kansas State University

Adrian Cornelius, University Registrar, University of Maryland

Amanda Euen, Senior Associate Registrar for Enrollment Services, Miami University

Vicki Hou, Registrar and Manager of Student Services, Colburn Conservatory of Music

Ewa Nowicki, Student Member

José Sinclair, Academic Systems Project Manager, Dartmouth College

David Smedley, Director of Financial Aid, Essex County College

Michal Stacy, Assistant College Registrar - Statewide, Ivy Tech Community College

Debra Zavatkay, Registrar, Northwestern Connecticut Community College