Ransdell announces restructuring, updates in email


The university will undergo more administrative restructuring, especially in order to streamline communication regarding enrollment. 

In an email sent to faculty and staff, President Gary Ransdell announced that the Registrar’s Office will now report to Academic Affairs rather than Enrollment Management.

“Clearly, the academic recordkeeping function of the Office of the Registrar and the day-to-day credentialing and grade reporting, are essential dynamics in Academic Affairs,” the email said.

Enrollment Management also saw a smaller reorganization, as chief enrollment officer Brian Meredith will work directly with the president’s office. Ransdell said the move was intended to directly involve him in both the fiscal and academic stability of Enrollment Management. 

The faculty and staff health plans were also mentioned, as the university shifted toward a self-funded health care program.

“From a financial standpoint, we are in better shape as 2014 came to a close than we were this time a year ago,” Ransdell said in the email.

Finally, the email closed with reiterating information about a new building to house the Confucius Institute. The building will be fully-funded by the Chinese Education Ministry, largely from the $1.5 million donate to the university specifically for the building’s construction.