C.B. Wilson, associate provost for academic personnel at West Virginia University, announced the search committee that will help select a University registrar, who will serve as the official custodian of studentsacademic records.

WVU initiated the search as a result of record-keeping issues validated in the recent American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers report. (Related press release at http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/news/page/7456/ )

Wilson is chairing the seven-person panel, which includes:

  • Roberta Dean, director of institutional research
  • Dr. Norman Ferrari, senior associate dean for medical education, School of Medicine
  • Cameron Hackney, dean of the Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences
  • Warren Myers, associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
  • Alan Stolzenberg, associate professor of chemistry
  • Brenda Thompson, assistant vice president for enrollment management

The committee, which met for the first time Jan. 30, is seeking candidates who can provide the vision and leadership to enhance the academic records-management enterprise at WVU , Wilson said.

The successful candidate must be able to realize the recommendations of the recent (AACRAO) report, as accepted by interim WVU President C. Peter Magrath,he added.

The establishment of an Office of the Registrar will signal the development of a centralized system of records management, including responsibility for the production and maintenance of WVU s catalogs.

The University registrarreporting to the provostwill be charged with bringing technology-based efficiencies to institutional record-keeping at all levels and taking responsibility for the accuracy and integrity of degree granting, Wilson said.

The position is being advertised nationally. Wilson encourages those who meet the requirements outlined at http://www.wvu.edu/~acadaff/ to submit application materials to RegistrarSearch@mail.wvu.edu .

Review of applications will begin on or shortly after March 1. The search committees next meeting is scheduled for March 12. Wilson said he expects a University registrar to be named by summer.