During my years in higher education, I have been fortunate to attend seventeen AACRAO Annual Meetings. I have borrowed many great ideas from the sessions I attended that advanced the College of Southern Maryland's Registrar's Office over the 24 years I worked at that institution.
I am very grateful for all the professional development AACRAO has provided me over the years. Ten years ago, I decided to give back to AACRAO for all it has given me. As a lifelong girl scout, I believe in volunteering and assisting your community to make it a better place! I began volunteering in AACRAO with my involvement as a member of the Registration and Academic support Committee and began presenting at the annual meeting. I continued my involvement with RAS committee as vice-chair and Chair. Then after a brief break from AACRAO (to return to school to enter the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program) I was able to Join the program committee as Group 3 PAC Coordinator in 2019 to 2022. I also served on the Nominations and Elections committee in 2018.
I was fortunate to be involved in the formation of CAPACRAO in 2013. I went on to become president of CAPACRAO in 2015. Due to this involvement the founding president of CAPACRAO, Steve Smith, suggested I become involved in the AACRAO work group to produce a revised State and Regional Guide. I wrote the chapters on Legal and Financial for this guide.
My involvement in AACRAO has allowed me to create a fantastic network of colleagues that could assist me with questions or issues in the Registrar’s Office. Three members I am grateful for their mentorship are Kelley Brundage, Sarah Harris, and Steve Smith.
It was a difficult decision to leave higher education six months ago after working in the higher education profession for thirty-three years, but as I saw only a few more years left to work till retirement I wanted to take an opportunity to work for Ellucian as a consultant, a position I had always wanted to pursue. The hardest part of moving to Ellucian was giving up my volunteer work for AACRAO.
Thank you AACRAO for so many great opportunities and memories!
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