Fred Rodriguez is a seasoned higher education administrator with over three decades of leadership experience in enrollment management and student services. He has a comprehensive knowledge of academic and student affairs through his background at a wide range of institutions, from large public to small private, and graduate and professional schools. His broad understanding of enrollment management is built upon years of data-driven decision making, a student-centered orientation, and collaboration at all levels within the university and with colleagues at peer institutions. Mr. Rodriguez’s areas of expertise include policy development, strategic planning, compliance, student information system implementation, records and registration, student success and retention, and inter-institutional partnerships. Throughout his career, he has focused on creating teams that genuinely care about students, placing their success at the center of purpose and vision.
Most recently, Mr. Rodriguez served as University Registrar at Trinity University in San Antonio where he was responsible for all operations, budgets, and staff in the Office of the Registrar. Previously, he directed enrollment services offices at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and the University of Houston. With a strong command of technology, he specializes in implementing innovative solutions to enhance the student experience, and support academic advising, scheduling, degree audit, and early identification of at-risk students. Leading a team of faculty, advisors, student affairs directors, and IT staff, he created Early Alerts, Trinity University’s first student success system.
Mr. Rodriguez has for many years been actively involved in professional organizations and development. In addition to serving as president of the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO), he has conducted workshops, chaired multiple committees, and shared his knowledge with association newcomers in mentorship programs.