A college degree is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Unfortunately, colleges increasingly have a problem with student persistence. In fact, nearly a third of students at four-year institutions don’t have a degree after six years. One reason is that...
Client Advisory Board
The Client Advisory Board is part of DIGARC’s ongoing commitment to align our offerings with the needs of large, small, public, private, for-profit, two-year and four-year institutions. Members assist DIGARC in establishing priorities, developing product roadmaps and gaining a greater understanding of higher education trends.
Associate University Registrar │ University of Pittsburgh
Jennifer Phillips oversees the catalog publishing and the curriculum management process, as well as the NCAA eligibility and certification of student-athletes for the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, she spent ten years in the Office of the Registrar at Princeton University followed by seven years as registrar at Chatham University. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Bucknell University and a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University. She is a member of the AACRAO and MSACROA associations.
Registrar | Weber State University
Casey Bullock provides expertise on the functions of the registrar, transfer policies and pathways, retention, and enrollment management. He is President of the Utah Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and chair of the Utah Transfer Articulation Committee. He served as associate registrar prior to being appointed registrar in 2013. He was previously the transfer coordinator in the Office of Admissions at Weber State University and an admission counselor at the University of Utah. He received his bachelor’s from Utah State University and an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from the University of Utah.
Assistant Director of Instructional Support | Grand Rapids Community College
Deb DeWent has been in administration at Grand Rapids Community College for more than 30 years. Her various positions have included Managing Associate to the Provost, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Business and Technical Training, Assistant in the Continuing Education Office. Deb is currently the Assistant Director of Instructional Support. She is responsible for the catalog along with technical aspects of ACALOG and CURRICULOG. Deb also sits on committees such as College Action Project (CAP) sub-teams, Curriculum Operations Support Team, and the Academic Guided Pathways Oversight Team.
Deputy Registrar | Purdue University
Josie Galloway taught for nearly 17 years and is currently the Deputy Registrar at Purdue University, having received her B.S. and M.S. there in 1999 and 2001, respectively. She has been in higher education for 20 years in various capacities and mostly in a leadership role within the Office of the Registrar. She is responsible for overseeing the production of the catalog, along with technical aspects of ACALOG and CURRICULOG. She oversees academic scheduling, exam scheduling and event scheduling. She is a member of AACRAO and IACRAO.
Catalog Editor and Web Content Manager | University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Eric Klee has been in his current role for 15 years, growing it from an administrative position to the communications and technical position it is today. Eric manages both the annual Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs in ACALOG and maintains the website for the Office of the Provost, as well as other related sites for the Division of Academic Affairs. He is also involved in various special communications projects for the Provost. Eric received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from the State University of New York College at Brockport.
Associate Registrar for Curriculum, Degree Programs and Graduation | Oberlin College
AJ McCabe is responsible for managing the software and processes that ensure that Oberlin’s official curriculum is accurate and up-to-date, and that its degree requirements are correctly presented through DegreeWorks. Prior to joining the Registrar’s Office at Oberlin, AJ worked for 20 years in information technology, implementing and supporting various applications within higher education at a variety of colleges and universities.
Associate Vice President for Academic Administration | John Brown University
Robert Norwood oversees undergraduate education and institutional assessment/accreditation, coordinates the faculty evaluation system, and serves as accreditation liaison with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). He also serves as an HLC peer reviewer. Dr. Norwood has taught engineering and computer science since 1998. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering with a Ph.D. minor in computer science, all from Stanford University.
Curriculum Resource Specialist/Analyst | California State University, Fullerton
Ben Perez manages various stages of the curriculum workflow, systems integration, and assists with program compliance. Ben creates and maintains reports with CURRICULOG API and trains faculty and staff in CURRICULOG and ACALOG. He manages the integration process that extracts course data from PeopleSoft and imports into ACALOG. He works closely with various departments including Admissions, Records and Registration, Scheduling, Information Technology, and many different curriculum committees to ensure that the systems are meeting the needs of the campus and complying with system, state, and governmental policies.
Registrar and University Operations | Herzing University
Roland Rudas has been in higher education for 16 years, nearly 15 of those in the Office of the Registrar at Herzing University, Colorado Technical University, and American Intercontinental University, among others. Roland is a member of AACRAO and WACRAO. He graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Instructional Design and Telecommunications with a minor in Computer Science. He is currently in the master’s program at Western Governors University specializing in Data Science and Analytics. Roland is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served 4.5 years of active duty.
Student Success/Registrar Assistant | Southeast Tech
Erica Strouth has been working at Southeast Tech since 2006 and started working on catalog and curriculum in 2007. She manages and maintains Southeast Tech’s academic catalog and handbook. She works very closely with departments across campus, especially Academics and faculty throughout the year, maintaining and making sure course and program information is accurate and up-to-date for the catalog. She serves on various committees on campus, including the curriculum committee. She provides administrative support to both the Registrar’s Office and Student Success Center.
Executive Director of Information Technology Services and CIO | Highline College
Tim Wrye is responsible for all technology operations at Highline College and is actively involved in Highline’s international partnerships. Tim has been both a Program Committee and Community Building and Mentoring Team member for EDUCAUSE regional conferences, is currently a member of the EDUCAUSE Enterprise IT Program Advisory committee. He is currently Chair-Elect for the Washington Community and Technical College IT Commission and is a Steering Committee member for the WACTC ctcLink project. Tim received a BME from Pacific Lutheran University and an M.Ed. from the University of Washington.
Academic Affairs Project Coordinator | West Virginia Northern Community College
Becky Yesenczki has worked with West Virginia Northern Community College’s catalog and curriculum since 2011. She has held positions in Student Services, Campus Management/Operations, and Academics, giving her a wide range of experience. In addition, she is a certified Quality Matters instructor. She has an Associate in Applied Science from West Virginia Northern Community College, Bachelor of Science from Mountain State University, and Master of Arts from Marshall University.