Interim leadership – Registrar’s Office

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I am pleased to announce that our two associate registrars, Tom Kelsey and Christine Berkenpas, have agreed to serve as co-directors of the Registrar’s Office until such time that a new Registrar joins us. The Registrar’s Office plays a critically important role for the University and functions as a hub for such time-sensitive core operations as transfer evaluations, registration, graduation, the academic calendar, FERPA, transcripts, and the implementation of academic policy. Please join me in thanking Tom and Christine for their critical service to the University during this transition period.

Tom Kelsey – Interim Registrar for Courses/Registration/Veteran Benefits
Tom Kelsey will continue to manage the curriculum and course offerings, academic catalogs, registration, veteran benefit certification, and customer service functions. He will have responsibility for processes related to FERPA, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), Non-Attendance/Non-Participation, the academic calendar, and new student orientation. In addition, Tom will serve as the Registrar’s representative on the Academic Affairs Committee, the Graduate Academic Affairs Committee, Graduate Council, the Student Standing Committee, and UC-Leadership Forum. Questions can be sent to

Christine Berkenpas – Interim Registrar for Graduation/Transfer
Christine Berkenpas will continue to manage the graduation and transfer credit functions. She will manage the Dean’s List, ACTC Administration, and updates to Records & Registration. In addition, Christine will serve on the Academic Affairs Leadership Team (AALT) and the U4SM Project Team. Questions can be sent to or

Katie Bishop, Director of Student Success, has agreed to chair the search committee, which will be appointed soon to conduct a national search for our new Registrar. Our hope is to have a new Registrar join us no later than May or June 2018.