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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.

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!

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.

Calling All Raffle Lovers!

It’s time to start brainstorming for cool swag ideas for this year’s raffle! Every year, we have cool swag prizes donated by participating colleges and universities for our annual raffle giveaway! It is a fun tradition we have at our annual WaACRAO conference where participating schools bring fun swag items that represent their school pride. Past raffle prizes ranged from collegiate shirts and chocolate-filled mugs to Cougar Gold cheese and Coleman cooler!

We will be mixing things up a bit for this year’s raffle giveaway so be sure you do not miss out! Must be present to win.

Registration is Open

We have a new registration platform that will make this year’s registration process a whole lot smoother and EASIER! Multiple attendees can be registered all at once which is super convenient.

Registration Details

Online registration is open until July 27, 2018. Any registration after July 27, please contact Karen Khuu, WaACRAO Treasurer, at waacrao@gmail.com.

Keynote Speaker Confirmed

This year’s WaACRAO keynote speaker is 2018 AACRAO President, Tina Falkner.

Credit: AACRAO

Tina Falkner is the director of the Office of Student Finance for Academic support Resources (a really big unit comprised of the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Student Finance, the Office of Classroom Management, One Stop Student Services, Continuity and Compliance and an internal web development team) at the University of Minnesota. Prior to her current position, she served as the director of Continuity and Compliance in Academic Support Resources for 15 years where one of her primary responsibilities was policy creation, revision, interpretation, and enforcement. She is the institutional and national expert on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other student records compliance related matters. As the director of the Office of Student Finance, she oversees financial aid, student billing, collections, bursar and other student financials. Prior to joining the academic affairs side of the house, Tina served in student activities. She currently serves as the President of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). She is an avid gardener and regularly tells people she has likely killed more plants than they have ever purchased.

Tina holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

2018 WaACRAO Conference Location Set

The 2018 WaACRAO Conference will be hosted by Central Washington University

Save the date! Central Washington University is hosting this year’s annual 2018 WaACRAO Conference on Thursday, August 2, 2018.

More details on registration and sessions offered coming soon!