Kathi A. Wilson has been named the next registrar of Maryville College. Dr. Jeffrey Fager, vice president and dean of the College, made the announcement in a memo distributed to faculty and staff Tuesday.
Wilson, who served as the associate registrar at the University of the South (Sewanee) from 2000 until 2008, will assume her new role on Jan. 4. She replaces Martha Hess, an alumna of Maryville College who is retiring after 35 years in the office.
“[Wilson’s] experience provided her with a broad and deep knowledge of academics at a liberal arts college, and she developed the variety of skills needed by a registrar, including the conversion to and implementation of ‘Banner,’ an academic records system …” Fager wrote in the memo. “She also impressed those who met her as congenial and professional - someone who will quickly become part of the College’s family.”
Wilson earned her bachelor’s degree from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Ga., majoring in business management and graduating summa cum laude. She earned a master of arts degree from Prescott College in Prescott, Ariz.
In addition to her work with Sewanee’s academic records system, Wilson, as associate registrar, was responsible for registration event management, course schedule creation, transcript evaluation, grade reporting management, student leaves and withdrawal processing, Veterans Administration enrollment certifications and records, management of summer school operations and study abroad programs.
From 1995 until 2000, she served as assistant to the university’s academic dean. Her previous work experience includes bookkeeping and office management.
She is a member of the Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
Fager wrote in the memo that the search process for the registrar was “extensive” and involved faculty, staff and students.
“[Wilson] emerged from a pool of highly qualified candidates,” he added.