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Executive Director Search

AACRAO Executive Director Mike Reilly will retire May 2021

Coordinated by Spelman Johnson


Search Timeline

Dec 2019
Retirement announced to the membership

Apr 2020
Listening Session for the membership on desired qualities of an Executive Director

May 2020
Board releases an RFP to hire a search firm

Jun - Aug 2020
Leadership Profile development (in conjunction with AACRAO Leadership Meeting)

Sept - Nov 2020
Call for applications and nominations

Nov 2020
Initial screening of applicants

Dec 2020
In Person Interviews at Board meeting

Apr 2021
Celebrate Mike at Annual Meeting and introduce new Executive Director at at Annual Meeting

May 2021
Mike’s last day

Search Committee

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