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Syracuse University Appoints Kelly Campbell as University Registrar
Kelly Campbell has been appointed University Registrar effective January 19, 2021. Currently director of operations in advising at Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Campbell has over a decade of experience in higher education with past roles at St. John Fisher College, Bryant & Stratton College and the University at Buffalo.
Chris Johnson, associate provost for academic affairs, says Campbell’s appointment is crucial to the university’s efforts to promote student success. The office has made great strides implementing technology and upgrading the University’s systems over the past few years and Campbell is a great choice to continue improving the student experience.
“In her previous role as associate registrar for systems and technology, Kelly helped lead the implementation of new systems that have improved advising and registration. Since then, she has worked to improve advising and student success in our largest school,” says Johnson. “It is rare for a registrar to have this dual perspective, and Kelly will be a campus leader in advancing our work in student success and retention.”
Campbell is excited for the opportunity to work with registrar’s staff again. “I loved being able to work with this team. They are a collaborative and hardworking group of people who have had great success in moving the office forward and I look forward to working with them again to continue that work.”In her new role, Campbell will manage the operations of the Office of the Registrar, supervising academic records and regulations, grading, degree and enrollment verification, transcripts, diplomas, class and classroom scheduling and course catalogs.
A key leader in the University’s strategy to provide best and most accessible technologies to students, Campbell will collaborate with the University’s 11 academic schools and colleges, Information Technology Services, the Office of Institutional Research, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, Enrollment Management, the Office of Retention, the Bursar’s Office and the University Senate.
“There’s very little that the registrar’s office does that doesn’t directly impact our students,” says Campbell. “By working closely with this team and the Syracuse University community, we will ensure we are offering the best and most accessible technologies to our students while constantly evaluating opportunities for improvement.”
In the past, Campbell oversaw the installation, implementation and ongoing maintenance of Degree Works, the degree audit system, which is used in all Syracuse University undergraduate, graduate and law programs. More recently, as director of operations in advising for Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School, Campbell has supervised the implementation of Signal Vine, a two-way text messaging system used to communicate with students and transitioned the office to be completely paperless.
Originally from Geneseo, NY, Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Human Resource Development from St. John Fisher College.