Spring Newsletter 2016

In this Edition

  • President’s Message
  • 2016 Annual Conference Update
  • Summer Workshop Save the Date: August 3, 2016
  • Member News
  • January Planning Meeting Thanks

President’s Message



Ari Kaufman



Dear Colleagues,

I imagine most of you are busy with such things as building your entering class, starting up your summer semesters or planning a well deserved vacation.  We just want to keep you up to date with the latest NEACRAO information.

Each of our NEACRAO member institutions has a contact person. We plan to send a communication out to these contact people to encourage them to add additional members to their NEACRAO rosters.  It is important that as many of our registrar and admissions colleagues have an opportunity to become part of NEACRAO. Membership update forms will be going out in the near future.

We are putting together our 2016 Annual Conference and Reverse College Day. The conference will be held in Manchester, New Hampshire from November 2 – 4 with RCD taking place on November 2.  We will be having our conference at the Radisson Downtown Manchester.  During our planning meeting back in March, the Executive Council was able to check out downtown Manchester and it is a city full of interesting restaurants and clubs.

We also are putting the finishing touches on our Summer Workshop.  This year Bonnie J. Dewitt from The Joyful Organizer will be presenting our workshop on Wednesday, August 3 (location still to be finalized).  Thank you to Bryn Nowell, our Vice President for Professional Development for organzing this summer’s workshop.

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to attend the AACRAO Annual Meeting in Phoenix and attended many great sessions.  Of course, one of the highlights was the Tuesday dinner for New Englanders at the Canyon Cafe.  I had the great pleasure of meeting new folks from our region and it was amazing to eat outdoors in early March!  The 2017 AACRAO Annual Meeting will be held in Minneapolis from April 2-5.  Also of note is the AACRAO Technology and Transfer Conference in Anaheim from July 10-12.

The year ahead looks exciting.  If you have any thoughts about NEACRAO, are looking to get involved in NEACRAO or would like to encourage one or more of your staff to get involved, feel free to contact me at [email protected] or 617-747-2239.

Best regards,

Ari Kaufman 



2016 Annual Conference Update

This year’s conference is November 2-4 in Manchester, NH. We have lots of exciting plans for this year and hope you will be able to join!



This March, many NEACRAO colleagues went to AACRAO in Phoenix. In between all of the wonderful sessions, we found time to gather at the Canyon Cafe.

Summer Workshop: Save the Date!

Bonnie Joy Dewkett, founder of The Joyful Organizer, joins us this year as our speaker for our Summer Workshop on August 3, 2016. Save the date for this great opportunity for career and personal investment!
Learn some of Bonnie’s tips and secrets at her blog.

Member News



Alex Wolniak



NEACRAO welcomes a new member to the Executive Board: Alex Wolniak, Assistant Registrar at New England Conservatory. Alex will be serving as Association Editor and Web Master. A bylaw change to the title of Alex’s role (change to Communications Manager) will be voted on at the Annual Conference in November. Welcome aboard, Alex!

We also want to welcome new co-chairs to our planning committees:
New Exhibits Co-Chair (joining Trish Amaral)
Eric Johnson, Mount Wachusett Community College
New Reverse College Day Co-Chairs – Reverse College Day
Michelle Hughes, Massasoit Community College
James Sargent, Trinity College
New Program Co-Chair (joining Katie Walo)
Ethel Falaise, Harvard University

January Planning Meeting


We want to thank everyone who joined in our January Planning Meeting, hosted by Rivier University. In addition to our Executive Board and area chairs, several members were able to join us and brought great ideas to the table:
  • Kathleen Kilventon, Amherst College
  • Justin Snow,  Salem State University
  • Steve Harding,  Berklee College of Music
  • Ilke Aydin,  Harvard University
  • Cindi Hegh, Harvard University

Thank you for your wonderful contributions!