S6E7 - Annual Meeting Conversations with Sarah 2023 - Part 1

September 8, 2023
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Listen Here - S6E7 - Annual Meeting Conversations with Sarah 2023 - Part 1

Back at it again, UC Berkeley's University Registrar and For the Record Co-Host, Sarah Reed, interviews colleagues at the 2023 AACRAO Annual Meeting about what resonates personally and professionally for them in this multi-part series. Sarah was inspired by the 108th Annual Conference Opening Plenary Speaker, BD Wong, and the vulnerability and strength he shared when unpacking his personal and professional journey and intersecting identities.  In a nod to BD, Sarah invites each guest to share how they have been seen/unseen and where they are on their own journey towards complete authenticity.

Key Takeaways:

In Part 1, we chat about the experiences of attending the AACRAO conference for the first time; we dive into the perspective of change management from a millennial; we learn tips on what to think through when evaluating applying for advancement and a potential move across the country, and how a team can help onboard a new member; we share in the experience of a colleague who unpacked her feelings and learns to embrace her whole self both personally and professionally. Finally, each guest explores where they have been seen/unseen. In conclusion, Sarah invites you to take a moment of pause and self-reflection with her before closing out with today's affirmation.


Sarah Reed, University Registrar
University of California - Berkeley


Erin Sturgis
Director of Student Records
Johns Hopkins University

Whitney Costner
University Registrar
Coker University

Laurie Law
Associate Registrar
Albany Law School

Additional Information:

Link:  BD Wong | Plenary Speaker 

Sarah would love to hear what resonated with you! What gave you pause?  What moved you? What was an ah-ha moment? Please share your episode thoughts and feedback or connect with Sarah at: sjr@berkeley.edu  | www.linkedin.com/in/sarahjreed11