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Executive Director Search

AACRAO Executive Director Mike Reilly will retire May 2021

Coordinated by Spelman Johnson


Coffee Break

AACRAO Coffee Break: The AACRAO Executive Director Search

May 5, 2020

Coffee Break

Join the AACRAO Board of Directors for an interactive and open discussion on the upcoming search to replace the Executive Director. Learn about the timeline and process and share your feedback on the future of your association. 

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Jack Miner

AACRAO President; Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at University of Cincinnati


Rhonda K. Kitch, Ph.D.

AACRAO Vice President at Large; University Registrar at Cornell University

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

Application Window: Sept 9 - Oct 16

The application window is closed.

Search Timeline


Retirement announced to the membership


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

Board releases an RFP to hire a search firm

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

Sept 9
Application process opens through Spelman Johnson

Oct 16
Deadline for initial review of applications

Oct 23 - Nov 6
Search committee reviews applications and selects first round interview candidates

Nov 9
Search committee conducts confidential first-round interviews and selects candidates for second-round interviews

Nov 30 - Dec 10
Search committee conducts confidential second-round interviews

Dec 16
Search committee submits recommended finalists to the AACRAO Board of Directors



Finalist Interviews

Late Feb
Formal offer of employment extended

Announcement of new AACRAO Executive Director