Tiffany Robinson was named the new university registrar by Brian Meredith, chief enrollment and graduation officer, via email Monday.
Robinson was the director of the Office of the Registrar at Southern Illinois University Carbondale before being hired by WKU. Robinson replaces WKU’s previous University Registrar, Freida Eggleton, who retired in June after 28 years of holding the position.
Eggleton told the Herald in March that she planned to work for WKU part time as the NCAA academic compliance coordinator starting in July.
The registrar oversees the responsibilities of the Office of the Registrar, which include a wide variety of activities, such as coordinating six commencement ceremonies a year, producing the annual undergraduate catalog, course registration and grade submissions and changes, according to the job description posted on WKU’s Academic Affairs website.
Robinson brings knowledge and experience in curriculum, registration, academic records and graduation, Meredith said in the email.
“With more than 15 years in higher education, Ms. Robinson will provide the leadership and vision to continue the tradition of success of the Office of the Registrar,” he said.
Robinson will start her job Aug. 4.
The full email is below:
Dear WKU Colleagues:
On behalf of the Enrollment Management leadership team and the members of the search committee for the University Registrar, I would like to thank everyone who participated in various portions of the interview process and provided feedback. This was a very competitive search that involved strong candidates with diverse professional backgrounds and a broad range of experiences. We appreciate each candidate’s participation and contributions throughout this process.
We are pleased to announce that Tiffany Robinson will join WKU as the new University Registrar effective Monday, August 4, 2014. Ms. Robinson is the former Director, Office of the Registrar at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Ms. Robinson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the realm of curriculum, registration, academic records, records imaging, graduation, transitional programs, Banner security, NCAA compliance and undergraduate catalog preparation. With more than 15 years in higher education, Ms. Robinson will provide the leadership and vision to continue the tradition of success of the Office of the Registrar. Again, thank you for your commitment and interest in this important campus leadership role.
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