University Registrar

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Aug 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University Registrar

Yale University


Yale University seeks a collaborative, strategic, and results-oriented leader to serve as University Registrar.  Chartered in 1701, Yale is the third oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nation’s premier private research universities. Yale offers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral-level programs to more than 5,600 undergraduate and nearly 7,000 graduate students enrolled in 14 schools:  Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Engineering (all three comprising the Faculty of Arts and Sciences), and Schools of Architecture, Art, Divinity, Drama, Forestry & Environmental Studies, Law, Management, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Public Health.  There are more than 145 academic departments and programs located on Yale’s main campus in New Haven.  In addition, Yale has developed Yale West Campus, home to the School of Nursing and many of the university’s interdisciplinary scientific research institutes.


Reporting to the Deputy Provost for Academic Resources, the University Registrar provides strategic direction and leadership for a range of policies and processes relating to student academic records, data, and security; enrollment policies and procedures, and improvement of student systems, processes and services in support of the university’s academic mission.  Working within Yale’s decentralized academic environment and in close partnership with deans and faculty, the University Registrar oversees registration, scheduling, and academic records functions for Yale College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and provides support and coordination around systems and policies to the registrars in Yale’s 12 professional schools.  The University Registrar is the lead data steward for the university and the key administrator concerned with confidentiality and security of student academic records and compliance with academic policies and FERPA regulations in all schools.  The University Registrar is responsible for creating a vision, establishing and maintaining policy, and implementing best practices that enhance service to all constituents, uphold the integrity of academic programs, and serve a diverse and growing academic community.  The University Registrar oversees four direct reports and a total staff of 31 full-time and term individuals.


The ideal candidate will be a seasoned leader with a strong understanding of the functions of a Registrar’s office, extensive knowledge of complex student information systems, successful systems implementation experience, and appreciation for the mission of a private research university.  She or he will demonstrate the ability to build relationships across the university and a commitment to partnership and transparency in addressing institutional priorities.  Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (advanced degree preferred); at least 8-10 years of progressively responsible senior leadership positions in a multi-layered college or university registrar’s office; comprehensive knowledge of course registration, enrollment and student record keeping policies and procedures; expertise in registration, academic records, and FERPA policy and procedures; demonstrated leadership and management skills; a track record of partnership and collaboration with colleagues across the university; a strong background in the effective use of technology, the ability to evaluate and assess systems, and the vision to change processes.


Screening will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  All communications will be treated confidentially.  Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including a cover letter, CV, and the names of five references) should be directed electronically to:


Kim M. Morrisson, Ph.D., Senior Managing Director

Andrew C. Wheeler, Managing Director & Practice Leader

Nancy Helfman, Vice President and Senior Associate

Diversified Search

2005 Market Street, Suite 3300, Philadelphia, PA 19103



Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.