Executive Director Updates

House Democrats Unveil Comprehensive Overhaul of HEA | 10/17/2019

Mike Reilly discusses the College Affordability Act.

AACRAO Legislative Priority Introduced in the House | 05/22/2019

Legislation to roll back 2012 FERPA regulations and ensure students' private information is not disclosed to third parties.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act | 05/16/2019

AACRAO worked closely with Congressional offices to ensure legislation increases the flexibility to complete an assessment of student records while still adhering to FERPA standards.

Executive Director Update – FERPA Office Restructuring | 11/08/2018

Mike Reilly discusses AACRAO's support of the U.S. Department of Education's recent efforts to restructure the office designated to administer FERPA.

Displaced Students | 11/09/2017

Hurricane Irma Relief | 09/14/2017

DACA Rescinded | 09/07/2017

Trump Budget | 05/25/2017

About AACRAO's Executive Director


Reilly has served as the Executive Director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) since 2012. Prior to coming to AACRAO he was the Executive Director for the Council of Presidents, an association of the six public baccalaureate degree granting institutions in the state of Washington.  He has more than 25 years of experience in university administration, admissions and enrollment management, including having been the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at both Central Washington University and Humboldt State University.  He served on the American Council on Education Board of Directors and is currently on the American Council on Education’s Commission on Education Attainment and Innovation and the College Board’s Access and Diversity Collaborative Advisory Council.  He is a frequent writer and speaker on public policy matters impacting higher education.