S4E9: A Deeper Dive Into AACRAO

Doug McKenna |
January 14, 2022
  • Records and Academic Services

A Deeper Dive Into AACRAO

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) is not just the sponsor of this podcast. It’s also a vibrant professional association with full-time staff dedicated to advancing the work of records and admissions offices in higher education. In this episode, we hear from Interim Executive Director Melanie Gottlieb to explore the organization and structure of AACRAO and about the various initiatives, offerings, and support AACRAO offers its members.

Key Takeaways:

  • Check out the interview with Melanie in College & University (link below) that you should check out as an on-ramp into reading an AACRAO journal. Also, the “Campus Viewpoint” feature in C&U is a good way for new staff to get a sense of things happening on campuses across higher education.
  • Getting involved in your State & Regional association is a great way to springboard into a leadership role with AACRAO (but you can also just volunteer for a position with AACRAO directly, too).
  • AACRAO has a lot to offer its members: poke around the website, reach out to an AACRAO staff member, explore the member directory and make some connections

Melanie Gottlieb
Interim Executive Director, AACRAO

References and Additional Information:
C&U Interview with Melanie Gottlieb
AACRAO Signature Initiatives
AACRAO Online Bookstore

Core Competencies:
Leadership & Management
Change Management