The University of Rochester — University Registrar

The University of Rochester, one of the nation’s foremost research universities and a longtime member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), seeks a strategic, forward-thinking and collaborative leader to serve in the critically important role of university registrar. Inquiries, nominations and expressions of interest are invited. 

The motto of the University of Rochester, Meliora (“ever better”), symbolizes the continuous change and improvement that has defined the university since its founding in 1850. Steeped in Rochester’s rich history of social justice and entrepreneurial spirit, the university strives to be an inclusive, equitable, sustainable and responsible organization at every level. This is an exciting moment to be at the university as President Sarah C. Mangelsdorf begins her tenure (July 2019) and seeks to accelerate Rochester’s momentum, developing clear strategies and objectives, strengthening the university’s commitments to inclusive excellence and continuing to raise the university’s profile locally and around the world. 

The university is known for its teaching, research, creative arts and clinical care, and consists of the following academic units: Arts, Sciences & Engineering (comprised of the School of Arts and Sciences, the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the undergraduate College); the Eastman School of Music; the School of Medicine and Dentistry; the School of Nursing; the Simon School of Business; the Warner School of Education; and the Eastman Institute for Oral Health. The 2020 edition of U.S. News and World Report ranked the University #29 for national universities. 

Reporting to the provost and with a dotted line to the dean of the college in Arts, Sciences and Engineering, the university registrar provides the leadership and strategic direction for a wide range of university policies and processes relating to student academic records, data management, data security, enrollment policies and procedures, federal reporting and compliance, and the student information systems environment in support of the University of Rochester’s academic mission. The successful candidate will be an attentive, collaborative and strong leader who is innovative, enjoys building teams and processes informed by best practices and will further enable the University of Rochester to achieve its mission to “learn, discover, heal, create – and make the world ever better.” To accomplish this, the successful candidate will have proven experience in leading a records function in a complex university setting and the skills to garner trust and engagement from colleagues across the institution. The new leader will cultivate the talents of university-wide staff members; enhance systems and structures; harness emerging technologies; steward and share data; stay up-to-date on the ever-changing world of federal reporting and compliance; and ensure the adoption of best practices in process and procedure across all of the university’s academic units. 

Additional information about the University of Rochester may be found at: www.rochester.edu.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by May 29, 2020. 

Applicants should provide, as two separate attachments, a resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile at www.wittkieffer.com. These materials should be sent via e-mail to the University of Rochester consultants, Robin Mamlet, Sarah Miller and Kim Brettschneider at RochesterRegistrar@wittkieffer.com.

The University of Rochester values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for persons  regardless of age, color, disability, domestic violence status, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law.

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