AACRAO Elections Position Statement (2024-2025 Nominations & Elections Committee)
Professional development is a key component to excelling in your career. Furthermore, the opportunity to give back to my fellow colleagues is just as important. I am running for this position to be used as a conduit for information, to my fellow peers, and my profession in providing access to information
Dr. Reginald Garcon is currently the Registrar at Washington Adventist University. In addition, he serves as Vice President of Programming for CAPACRAO (Chesapeake and Potomac Association of Registrars and Admissions Officers). Dr. Garcon began his career at Florida Atlantic University as the Coordinator for Orientation and several years later was promoted to Assistant Dean of Students, which included overseeing judicial affairs and advising student government. Next, he had the wonderful opportunity to become the Dean of Students & Registrar at Mountain State University in Beckley, WV. In this role, he provided direct oversight in the following areas: Admissions, Academic Advising, Housing, Registration, Retention, Student Activities, Student Affairs, the International Student Fellowship Program, and served as ADA/504 Disability Services Coordinator. In 2009, Dr. Garcon became the AVP for Student Affairs & Registrar at Maryland University of Integrative Health for 7 years before taking on his current role as Registrar at Washington Adventist University.
After serving in higher education for over 25 years in various student affairs, student services, and registrar related roles, two of his biggest accomplishments are earning his doctorate focusing on Educational leadership in 2012 and being selected by his peers at Washington Adventist University to serve as the co-chair on the executive team to lead the Middle States re-accreditation self-study visit for the university which concluded (May 2022) having met all seven standards. Dr. Garcon is very passionate about student success and lives by the mantra of the 3 Es (Educate, Engage, and Entertain). This mantra is exhibited in every aspect of his life, especially at work. In his spare time he is involved in church, the local theater in Laurel, MD (Laurel Mill Playhouse) and teaches soul/urban line dancing.
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