AACRAO Executive Director search update

February 23, 2021
  • AACRAO Leadership and Governance
  • Board of Directors
  • AACRAO Staff
  • Executive Search
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By Jack Miner & Rhonda Kitch, Search Committee Co-Chairs

The AACRAO Executive Director search has been progressing throughout the past few months. Search firm Spelman Johnson reported diverse candidate interest in the opportunity, resulting in the search committee reviewing a remarkable applicant pool. 

The search committee membership includes the following individuals:


AACRAO Board Members
Jack Miner (co-chair), Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, University of Cincinnati
Rhonda Kitch (co-chair), University Registrar, Cornell University
Luisa Havens, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Virginia Tech
Cassandra Moore, Director of Enrollment Development & Admissions, Anne Arundel Community College
Tiffany Robinson, Assistant Vice Provost & University Registrar, University of Kansas
External Partner
Rob Shomaker, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, CUPA-HR
AACRAO General Members 
Heather Abbott, Deputy Registrar, Yale Law School
Texas Ruegg, University Registrar, LeTourneau University
Julia Funaki, Associate Director International, AACRAO

Melanie Gottlieb, Deputy Director, AACRAO

After multiple interview rounds, we are eager to share that we are conducting the final round of interviews. The Board of Directors looks forward to sharing a candidate announcement before the 2021 (106th) AACRAO Annual Meeting.

If you have any questions about the search, please reach out to the committee at EDSearch@aacrao.org



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