BOONE—Debbie Race of Asheville has been named university registrar at Appalachian State University.
Race comes to the university from UNC Asheville where she had served as university registrar for seven years. She also held positions at UNCA as associate registrar, director of advising and registration services, and coordinator of advising and retention.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from UNCA and a master’s degree in business administration from Western Carolina University.
Race will begin her new job at Appalachian Feb. 2.
“Serving as a registrar at a UNC-system school for many years, Debbie brings a wealth of experience that will benefit our Registrar’s Office,” said Susan Davies, Appalachian’s associate vice chancellor for enrollment management. “As a university registrar, she has distinguished herself as a strong leader and manager of her office. She demonstrates a student-centeredness in her decision-making that will benefit Appalachian.”
The Office of the Registrar is part of Appalachian’s Division of Enrollment Management. Race will manage a staff of 20 employees. The office is responsible for maintaining the Banner student database system, course scheduling and registration, student academic records, enrollment reports, compliance with academic policies and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations.
The university registrar also plays a central role in the development and implementation of university academic and administrative policies affecting students and courses and collaborates with campus governing committees, such as the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee, Faculty Senate, Enrollment Planning Council and Deans Council.
Race is a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and Mid-Atlantic Banner Users Group.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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