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2020 Keynote Speaker Confirmed

This year’s WaACRAO keynote speaker is AACRAO Vice President for Information Technology, Rock McCaskill.

Rock McCaskill, 2020 WaACRAO Conference Keynote Speaker

Rock is the Associate Registrar for Operations at Clemson University.  He previously served as Registrar at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia, and prior to that, as Registrar at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina.

The primary responsibility of his current position is to oversee the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of systems that support the operations and services provided by the Registrar’s Office.  He is also responsible for continuous process improvement initiatives within the department.  He has been, and continues to be active in AACRAO, SACRAO, CACRAO, and GACRAO, presenting multiple sessions over the years. He has held leadership positions at both the state and regional levels, including serving as the President of SACRAO in 2011. He currently serves on the AACRAO Board of Directors as VP for Information Technology, and as a faculty member for Registrar 101 online and Registrar 201.

Click here for more information on the 2020 WaACRAO Conference.

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2020 Raffle…with a twist!

This year’s raffle has a twist and you don’t want to miss out! Instead of having our traditional swag raffle we all love so much, we will be giving away eight awesome raffle prizes sponsored by our generous vendors! Who knows? You might end up doing a little shopping with a gift card, or jamming out to some tunes on a new JBL speaker!

Each virtual session you attend is a chance to win! (That’s FIVE chances to win!!) There will be one winner drawn for each full session (1-4) and four winners drawn for the vendor sessions. (One prize per conference attendee.)

Our lucky winners will be announced post-conference by email and on our website.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Register for this year’s virtual conference today!

2019 Online registration closing soon

It is not too late – don’t forget to register for the conference if you have not done so yet!

Online registration is open until this Friday, July 26, 2019.

After July 26, you can still register by emailing Karen Khuu at waacrao@gmail.com. Just email the names of attendees you wish to register, their email address, and if they have any dietary restriction(s). You will receive an email with further instructions on how to submit your registration payment.

Deadline for a refund of attendee registration fee was July 19, 2019. No shows or cancellation request after July 19 will not receive a refund of fees paid. Paid registration fees may be transferred to another WaACRAO attendee.

2019 Pre-Conference Social Event!

For the first time, we will also be hosting a pre-conference social event the night before the conference sponsored by Render Experiences. This is the perfect meet-and-greet opportunity to connect with this year’s board members and other Admissions and Registrar colleagues from different Washington 2-year, 4-year, and private institutions. The event will be hosted at Mercato Ristorante in Olympia on July 31, 2019, from 7 pm to 9 pm. RSVP required.

You can find this RSVP invitation within your WaACRAO conference registration.

We hope to see you all there!

2019 Keynote Speaker Confirmed

This year’s WaACRAO keynote speaker is AACRAO President-Elect, Jack Miner.

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Jack Miner, 2019 WaACRAO Conference Keynote Speaker

Jack Miner serves as University Registrar and Executive Director of Enrollment Services for The Ohio State University. Jack is also the President-Elect for the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Board of Directors.

Jack holds two degrees from Ohio State and in 2007, the university presented Jack with its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award. Jack is one of only two people in the university’s nearly 150 year history to receive the Outstanding Senior, Distinguished Alumni, and Distinguished staff Award.

Jack served for a number of years on Ohio State’s Athletic Council, the board that governs Ohio State’s intercollegiate athletic program. Jack served for 15 years as President of Ohio State’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Alumni Society. In 2013, Ohio State announced the launch of the Jack Miner Scholarship for Transgender Students in his honor. This scholarship, the first of its kind in the nation, was in recognition of Jack’s work in advocacy for that community on a local and national level.

He currently serves on the board of directors of the Legacy Fund of the Columbus Foundation and the McConnell Arts Center. Jack also serves as Chair of the Community Relations Commission for the City of Worthington and is a national speaker and advisor on diversity, access to education, transfer credit opportunities, education policy and technology.

2018 Conference Session Evaluations

Please provide us with your feedback by completing the session evaluations (link provided below). We appreciate you taking the time to complete these evaluations for us as it will help us improve future conference planning.

Session One Evaluation: https://goo.gl/forms/yQ9D3VAFQb3YfJTC3

Session Two Evaluation: https://goo.gl/forms/xUVsKOXNPfvzCQ2u2

Vendor Session Evaluation: https://goo.gl/forms/SvfXyzqseVn89XBg2

Session Three Evaluation: https://goo.gl/forms/E8lmKDpzEkZfkOYf1

Session Four Evaluation: https://goo.gl/forms/2UbJA2wK0YRivsXh1

Post Conference Evaluation: https://goo.gl/forms/5O9VFYD2Pf5mrhnO2

Online Registration Closing Soon

It is not too late – don’t forget to register for the conference if you have not done so yet!

Online registration is open until this Friday, July 27, 2018.

After July 27, you can still register by emailing Karen Khuu at waacrao@gmail.com. Just email the names of attendees you wish to register, their email address, and if they have any dietary restriction(s). You will receive an email with further instructions on how to submit your registration payment.

Deadline for a refund of attendee registration fee was July 16, 2018. No shows or cancellation request after July 16 will not receive a refund of fees paid. Paid registration fees may be transferred to another WaACRAO attendee.