For 30 years, Shelby served his alma mater, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, in varying roles of increased responsibility and in 2018 retired as Vice Provost and University Registrar. Today, he continues serving higher education as director, service innovation networks with the National Student Clearinghouse. With a background in software development and design, Shelby has had a wide professional portfolio that includes experience working with the offices of the bursar, admissions, student financial services, information systems and technology and registrar.
Shelby was part of the technical team for the UT Austin SPEEDE (Standardization of Postsecondary Education Electronic Data Exchange) Server which was developed and managed by the Office of the Registrar at the University of Texas at Austin from the fall of 1996 until which time the Server was transferred to the National Student Clearinghouse in 2013. During that time the UT SPEEDE Server supported the electronic exchange of over 34 million educational documents (including transcripts, test scores, and applications for admission) nationally using industry-based national standards.
Shelby is active professionally, serving as a member of the Board of Directors, Foreign Credential Services of America, and a former member of the Board of Directors and former chair of the Advisory Committee, National Student Clearinghouse, former member of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center board, and holds regular membership and participates in AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers), SACRAO (Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) for which he was president 2003-2004, and TACRAO (Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) for which he was chair of the TACRAO Legislative Issues Committee and TACRAO Technology Committee. Shelby has been a member of Educational Testing Services (ETS) TOEFL Technology Committee and has served on AACRAO’s International Education Data Collection Committee. Shelby has been a participant in the Groningen Declaration initiative since 2013, presented a keynote at the 2013 meeting in Beijing and a session in Malaga, Spain in 2015 and in Cape Town, South Africa in 2016, and participated on a keynote panel in Puebla, Mexico in 2019.
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