State and Regional Organizations

AACRAO and the state and regional associations (ACRAOs) share the same basic goals of enhancing not only the profession but also the professional development of the individual members. One of the fundamental strengths of our profession is the vitality of strong, active state and regional associations. These associations provide members with many professional development activities and opportunities and generally are instrumental in forging the informal networks that exist throughout the country.

AACRAO's Vice President of Leadership and Management Development and AACRAO's State and Regional Relations Committee formulate and share responsibility for AACRAO's relationship with state and regional associations.

 

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Resources

  • State and Regional Fundamentals (On-Demand Course)

    This course provides a core understanding of the functions of a state and regional Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (ACRAO). An overview of how individual state and regional associations of all sizes can apply best practices in managing an association, running meetings, and providing professional development activities for their members that are based on successful state and regional ACRAOs.

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  • State & Regional "How to" Guide

    Containing best practices, examples, and suggestions that affiliated State & Regional Organizations of all sizes may reference as they develop and/or improve their organization

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  • State & Regional Partnership and Affiliate Program

    Additional information regarding the AACRAO State & Regional Partnership and Affiliate Program.

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  • Ockerman Awards

    The Elbert W. Ockerman State and Regional Professional Activity Award recognizes outstanding professional activities of the state/regional associations and encourages development and expansion of quality professional activities among state/regional associations. Up to three awards of $500 each will be presented. Nominees must prepare a one page written summary of their activities for consideration. The recipient(s) are recommended by the AACRAO Awards Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

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  • State & Regional ACRAOs Leadership Group

    State and Regional ACRAOs group is an electronic forum for sharing information about questions and issues of interest to those in positions of leadership in the state and regional associations. It is open to any officers of state and regional associations, the AACRAO Board of Directors, AACRAO National Office staff, and AACRAO committees whose activities relate to those of the state and regional associations. This group is a beneficial service to the state and regional associations and to AACRAO.

    How to join the group

    To request to join the group, send an email to s-r-leaders+subscribe@aacrao.org. After sending a message to this address, you will receive an automated reply asking you to confirm your request. To join the group, you must reply to the message to confirm the request, and a notification will be sent to the Group manager to approve your request.

  • State and Regional Treasurers Peer Network

    The State and Regional Treasurers Peer Network is a networking and affinity group for state and regional (S&R) treasurers, treasurers-elect, and immediate past treasurers.  This group provides a community of like minded professionals to share best practices and insights, as well as to provide support and encouragement to one another serving in an S&R treasury role. This group may also identify and propose ways that AACRAO can support and collaborate with the state and regional associations.

    This group is open to professionals serving in the treasurer, treasurer-elect, or immediate past-treasurer positions within their respective state and regional associations, as well as individuals who have served in one of these capacities within the last two years.  Professionals serving in other leadership positions within S&R associations may also join this group. 

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  • State & Regional Facebook Group

    Join this online community to stay connected to the ACRAO network

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State & Regional Webinars

State and Regional Virtual Workshop - Association Activities, Leadership Development and Administrative Practices

October 8, 2020

Free Webinar Series | 1:00-3:00 pm EDT

If you’re new to the role of State or Regional officer for your AACRAO chapter, are you wondering what to do and how to do it? Or if you’ve had some experience, are you wondering how others might be doing things to improve your organization’s efforts?  If you’ve ever wanted to learn how your fellow colleagues are handling the administration of their AACRAO State/Regional organization, this series of three virtual sessions is for you.

The second of our three part S&R Virtual Workshop will focus on Association Activities, Leadership Development, and Administrative Practices, which will include the following topics: workshops, college fairs, mentoring, getting and keeping people involved, membership databases, officer handbooks, knowledge retention and business continuity, and record retention.

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Moderators:

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Jerry Montag

Director/Registrar of Northern Illinois University

Presenters:

Julie Fell

Executive Associate Registrar, Office of the Registrar, University of Iowa

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Christopher Huang

Associate Vice Chancellor and Registrar, Purdue University Fort Wayne

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Carrie D. Jeffers, Ph.D.

Registrar and Director of Enrollment Services, Macomb Community College

Meet the members

  • Chris Huang AAPI Bio
  • Philip Hunt Black Bio (1)
  • Laura Remillard Women Bio
  • Badge for Amber Cellotti
  • Committee Badge for Johnika Dreher
  • Committee Badge for Texas Ruegg
  • Committee Badge for Kristin Smigielski
  • Committee Badge for Molly McDermott Fallon

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Leadership

AACRAO VP for Leadership Management and Development

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Philip Hunt
University Registrar, North Dakota State University

Chair, AACRAO S&R Relations Committee

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Chris Huang
Associate Vice Chancellor and Registrar, Purdue University Fort Wayne

Vice-Chair, AACRAO S&R Relations Committee

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Amber Cellotti
Associate Director in the Office of the Registrar, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
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AACRAO Supports State and Regional Conferences

Jul 25, 2022

Learn about the tools, resources, and support AACRAO provides to State and Regional associations.

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State and Regionals: A New Mentorship Program from New England

Apr 18, 2022

A new mentorship program from the New England ACRAO.

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NJNYACRAO Hosts Upcoming Virtual Conference

Mar 7, 2022

Learn about the upcoming virtual conference hosted by the NJNYACRAO.

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Increasing Member Engagement With Associations

Jan 18, 2022

AACRAO and State and Regional leaders discuss increasing membership engagement and providing resources.

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Indiana ACRAO Hosts Virtual Workshop on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Aug 23, 2021

Learn about Indiana ACRAO's experience hosting a virtual conference and promoting engagement with their membership.

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Join The Upcoming State & Regional Coffee Break

Aug 9, 2021

Join AACRAO's State & Regional Associations Coffee Break to discuss event and conference planning.

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A plastic sabre, a fake mustache, an ersatz tiara: Making magic for ACRAO State & Regionals

Nov 12, 2020

Recent workshops strengthening S&Rs were the bee's knees.

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AACRAO affirms relationship with State and Regionals

Jul 29, 2019

National office makes investment in state and regional associations

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OACRAO is "winning at student success"

Oct 29, 2018

Sessions titled after popular game shows make for a fun and engaging fall conference.

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A moving testimony about the work AACRAO members do

Aug 3, 2018

"Our work is important and meaningful for students, and our organizations are critical to maintaining consistency in higher education, and being innovative in solving higher education issues," writes Arturo Torres, AACRAO Leadership attendee.

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The Give Back Project shows VACRAO has heart

Jul 2, 2018

Annual drive furthers the mission of this state organization.

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Nebraska ACRAO gives back to their host communities

Jun 18, 2018

Schools and nonprofits benefit from their Annual Meeting drives.

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Straight from State & Regionals: NEACRAO’s George Coleman Scholarship helps students, institutions

May 7, 2018

Giving back to talented students in New England.

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Sep 20, 2016

Professional development wizardry in the Emerald City.

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Straight from State and Regionals: Poster sessions stimulate research, energize SACRAO conference

Jul 29, 2014

SACRAO Annual Meeting abuzz with conversations about local members' research, thanks to the "poster sessions" introduced at their 2013 conference.