Pacific Appoints New Registrar
University of the Pacific has named a new registrar. Ann Gillen was appointed to the position after serving as the acting department head since July of this year. She will take the permanent title on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
Gillen will oversee a diverse portfolio as registrar, including: management of student academic records, course registration and grading, transfer articulation, posting of degrees, scheduling of classes, implementation of relevant academic policies, student veterans' services, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) certification, and maintenance of Family Education Rights and Privacy Act compliance.
"Ann Gillen has demonstrated the ability, vision and collaborative style necessary for this position," said Robert J. Alexander, associate provost for enrollment. "Along with members of the search committee, I am thrilled that she has agreed to fill this vital role in ensuring the continued academic integrity of the university.
This year, the office of the registrar staff facilitated the registration of the largest number of enrolled students in University history. Across all three campuses, 6,717 students registered for classes, an increase of more than 300 students from last year.
Gillen was hired by Pacific in 2005 as associate registrar and was named acting director this past summer. Prior to coming to Pacific, she was associate registrar at Seattle University in Washington, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees. With more than 17 years of enrollment services experience, Gillen has been active in leadership roles with the national and regional associations of college and university registrars and admission officers. During the past five years at Pacific, Gillen has played an active role in the development of campus systems and technology, implemented new degree audit and transfer articulation systems, revamped the schedule of production of classes, and streamlined the degree posting process from months to days.
"As registrar, I will uphold academic standards while balancing the needs of the student and the institution," Gillen said. "The office of the registrar will continue our collaboration with colleagues across the university, implementing policies and processes to facilitate the goals of Pacific students and the academic leaders serving them. I couldn't ask for a better team of hard-working professionals, who devote themselves daily to serving our students and the Pacific community."