Blockchain Detangled 2.0: Making a Case for Registrar Adoption

January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 2-3PM ET

Archived Presentation
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This webinar is a follow-up to Dr. Garrett's Blockchain Untangled webinar, which focused on her path to understanding and then implementing blockchain in her work. This next step involves making a case to registrars to adopt blockchain to ward against diploma mills and individually produced fraudulent credentials, such as fake diplomas and transcripts. Participants will gain an understanding of blockchain, and hear her case for why having registrar support could bring this 3.0 web technology to fruition for validating institutional credentials.

Helen B. Garrett, Ed.D.
University Registrar and Chief Officer of Enrollment Information Services
University of Washington

Helen B. Garrett, Ed.D. Profile photoHelen Garrett joined the University of Washington in February 2016 as the inaugural University Registrar and Chief Officer of Enrollment Information Services. She brought an extensive background in Admissions, Registration, Student Affairs, and Enrollment Management Systems from Lane Community College (OR), University of Oregon, Whittier College, University of Southern California, and Michigan State University.

In her new capacity as the liaison to UW-Information Technology for Enrollment Management, she led teams to implement a Preferred Names policy and practice and launched the Enrollment Confirmation System.

Helen has served as president of the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers, currently serves on the AACRAO Federal Compliance Committee and AACRAO Lumina Grant Data Integrations Workgroup, and has held additional leadership positions in state, regional, and national professional organizations.  Helen is a national trainer on FERPA and presents at conferences on issues related to professional development. Helen holds a bachelor of arts in Business Administration and master of arts in College and University Administration from Michigan State University, and a doctorate in Education from Oregon State University's Community College Leadership Program.