S4E7: Registrars Reflect

Doug McKenna |
November 24, 2021
  • Change Management
  • For the Record
  • Leadership and Management
  • Data Stewardship
  • Student Records Management

Registrars Reflect

At the AACRAO SEM Conference in Miami, Florida, I had the opportunity to present the Registrar 101 and FERPA workshop with Heather Abbott from Yale Law School and LeRoy Rooker from AACRAO. The two-day workshop covers a broad range of registrar functions, responsibilities, and roles. And of course, so much FERPA info.

I was able to convince some of the participants to share some reflections on any or all of the following questions:

  • What brought them to the registrar’s office?
  • What has surprised them the most about being a registrar?
  • What are they concerned they don’t know enough about?

And to share an emergent challenge or opportunity their office is facing.

Key Takeaways:

  • There’s an in-person and an online version of REG101, and we’ll offer the in-person version again at the Annual Meeting in Portland in April 2022;
  • There are many different kinds of institutions in the United States and so there will obviously be many different kinds of registrars, and many different paths taken to become a registrar;
  • The registrar position requires a broad range of knowledge and skills; AACRAO has a bunch of resources to support and assist with professional development for you and your staff.

Angi Long,
Registrar, Lawrence University

Bob Morris
Dean, Enrollment Management, Joliet Junior College

Calandria Yee-Bullock
Registrar, Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology

Lori McNeal
Registrar, Northern Pennsylvania Regional College

Nicollette Matesic
Director of Registration and Records, Felician University

References and Additional Information:
AACRAO Training

Core Competencies:
Leadership & Management
Change Management

Professional Proficiencies:
Data Stewardship
Student Records Management