University of Dayton

The University of Dayton (UD) – a top-tier Catholic university in Dayton, Ohio – seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and experienced leader to serve as its next Registrar.

Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (the Marianists), UD has grown into a top-tier Catholic university. As a Marianist university, UD strives to educate for formation in faith; provide an integral, quality education; educate in the family spirit; educate for service, justice, peace, and integrity of creation; and educate for adaptation and change. These core educational values have guided the University over its 173-year history.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Records and Strategic Pathways, the next Registrar will provide leadership and vision for the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar is responsible for all areas of the Office of the Registrar including academic records, registration, scheduling, credential progress and conferral, catalog, enrollment and degree compliance reporting, and transfer credit evaluation and application. The Registrar champions the importance and value of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive university environment. The Registrar actively engages students, faculty, and staff to develop and promote student-centered approaches for all Registrar-related functions in alignment with the University’s strategic priorities.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced associate registrar or registrar with strong collaborative skills and deep experience with academic policy and procedure review and implementation. The successful candidate will have proven experience working in a records function in a university setting and the skills to garner trust and engagement from colleagues across the institution. The new leader will cultivate the talents of university-wide staff members, enhance systems and structures, harness emerging technologies, steward and share data, stay up to date on the ever-changing world of federal reporting and compliance, and ensure the adoption of best practices in process and procedure across the University.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study; a master’s degree is preferred. Candidates should have a minimum of five years of experience in a college or university academic information and/or records office, with at least five years in a supervisory role. Experience with transfer credit evaluation and application policies and processes for both domestic and international institutes of higher education is required.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile.

WittKieffer is assisting the University of Dayton in this search. For priority consideration, please submit application materials by April 30th. The position will remain open until filled. Application materials should be submitted through WittKieffer’s candidate portal. The Candidate Portal is a secure, easy way to nominate a colleague, express interest, or apply for a position.

Nominations and inquires can be directed to Christy Pratt and Eleanor Vogelsang at

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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