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University Registrar

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois

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University Registrar

Dominican University (River Forest, IL), one of the nation’s most distinct Dominican Catholic institutions, invites applications, expressions of interest and nominations of candidates in its search for the next University Registrar. The University Registrar is expected to bring innovative, entrepreneurial, and seasoned leadership to the Office of the Registrar.  


Applications and nominations should be sent


The University Registrar is responsible for planning, directing, and administering the operations of the University Registrar’s office in support of the Strategic Plan. Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the University Registrar will provide strategic leadership, motivation and support for the planning, implementation, and coordination of initiatives to promote student success and ensure the integrity and transparency of academic programs. This position plays a key role in the partnership with university leadership, Academic Affairs, Student Success and Engagement, Information Technology Services, Student Enrollment Services and other appropriate offices, to develop and implement policies and practices to improve student access, success, performance and graduation.  


The University Registrar is responsible for the oversight and administration of academic, faculty, and student policies as they pertain to student records and maintenance of all academic information for Dominican University students. The University Registrar will develop and implement goals, objectives, strategies, policies, rules and operational procedures related to curriculum development, course and enrollment planning, registration, classroom scheduling and space utilization, maintenance of student records, transfer credit, NCAA certification, the degree audit system, degree validation, graduation certification, enrollment reports, and compliance with academic policies and FERPA regulations. 




Academic Search is assisting Dominican University in this search. Additional information about this opportunity, including required qualifications, can be found in the position profile for the University Registrar at under the “Open Searches” tab.


Applications will need to include:

  1. cover letter expressing your interest in the position and addressing how you meet the qualifications described in the search priorities section of this profile; Please also include dedicated narrative in the letter sharing how Dominican’s mission of social justice, its status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, and its commitments to social mobility, justice, equity, and inclusion would inform your work as the University Registrar.
  2. a current CV/resume.
  3. list of five professional references (including each person’s name, title/institution, email address, phone number, and a brief description of their professional relationship to you). These references will not be contacted without your prior permission. 

Confidential inquiries about the position can be directed to Senior Consultant, Kate Nolde, at


Applications and nominations should be sent   

All application materials will be considered in full confidence. The new University Registrar is expected to begin work in 2024, and a start date is negotiable. Applications will be reviewed as received, but for full consideration, applicants should submit materials by October 25, 2023.

For more information about the University, please visit Dominican’s home page at


EEO Statement

Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working, and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.


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