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S6E9 - Annual Meeting Conversations with Sarah 2023 - Part 3

September 15, 2023
  • For the Record
  • Records and Academic Services
  • Academic Records
  • for the record
  • Professional Development
Listen Here - S6E9 - Annual Meeting Conversations with Sarah 2023 - Part 3



The 2023 conversation continues and concludes. 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. In conclusion, Sarah invites you to take a moment of pause and self-reflection with her before closing out with today's affirmation.


Key Part 3 Takeaways:

Students know how to apply to college, but they may not be exposed to all the other steps and aspects needed (ACT, SAT, apply for housing, etc.) to successfully navigate the transition from high school to College. There is a critical need to reassess the pathways to higher education and the way to support adult and returning students. Let us not hear, “But this is the way we’ve always….” This conversation flips assumptions and traditional frameworks on their head! There are perhaps untapped opportunities to more closely align Registrar and Admissions department work and hand-offs and to incorporate those closure connection opportunities (and training on what we do and the process) at AACRAO! #Real talk about the impact of COVID on the workforce, managing the responsibility of keeping the office afloat during staffing cuts. It’s important to listen to your needs both at work and at the AACRAO conferences.



Sarah Reed, University Registrar
University of California - Berkeley


Charles Buckner
Associate Director of Recruitment
Nevada State University


Matthew Spencer Sutherland
Recruitment Associate
College Unbound

Megan McHenry
Bates College

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/sarahjreed11registrarpodcast@gmail.com 


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