Sasha Suzuki

Associate University Registrar

2021 AACRAO Elections - Nominations and Elections Candidate

 I truly appreciate the opportunity to be considered for the Nominations and Elections Committee.

Member engagement has been a strong interest of mine since I joined AACRAO as a member in 2015. I have cherished the opportunity to network with AACRAO leadership, AACRAO staff, and colleagues from across the country- and the world!  I currently serve as vice-chair of the Member Engagement Committee.  It was the encouragement, guidance, and support of leaders in AACRAO that helped me gain the confidence to engage, get involved, and contribute to our organization.  Creating a sense of community and belonging in such a large organization can be challenging, but it is essential.

My interest in the Nominations and Elections Committee is two-fold and aligns directly with my passion for creating deep, meaningful engagement opportunities for all members.

  1. I believe that it is important to have a diverse and inclusive slate of candidates that is representative and reflective of our AACRAO membership and the various institutions and organizations that we serve.  Leaders in AACRAO must have a keen sense of awareness of the interests of the overall membership, a deep understanding of needs, and appreciation of the challenges and opportunities that face both our members and our organization.

  2. We need more of our members to be engaged and vested in the voting/election process.  I believe the Nominations and Elections Committee can play an important role in helping to increase overall participation.

A strong connection between the leadership and the membership will only continue to strengthen AACRAO, and I would like to be a part of the Nominations and Elections Committee to help ensure that we have greater member engagement in this critical process and to ensure we have leaders who will continue to inspire and work to create a strong sense of community and belonging for all.  

Sasha currently serves as the Associate University Registrar at Wake Forest University.  Her prior experiences in higher education also include working with student-athletes, academic advising, and orientation.  She has a BA in Political Science and MA in Human Services from Wake Forest University.  

Sasha has been a member of AACRAO since attending her first Annual Meeting in Baltimore in 2015.  She is the vice-chair of the Member Engagement Committee (formerly Mentor Services) and is a member of the Registration and Academic Support Committee, Women’s Caucus, Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus, and most recently served on the Transfer Student Success Workgroup.