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ISU names McKenzie as new registrar

Posted October 5, 2007

Idaho State University has announced the hiring of Laura McKenzie as the university’s new registrar.

McKenzie comes to Idaho State from Simpson University, in Redding, Calif., where she served in many different capacities including financial aid specialist, bursar and registrar.  

McKenzie, who began her duties in early September, is responsible for providing leadership in the planning, organizing, supervising and budgeting in the administrative and operational activities of the Office of Registration and Records.  

“I am excited to join Idaho State University,” McKenzie said. “I believe that ISU is entering a time of strategic new growth.  I’m looking forward to working collaboratively with administration, faculty and staff to assist in the advancement of the institution.”

Holder of an M.B.A, McKenzie brings with her experience in higher education record keeping, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, computerized registration systems and implementation of student information system software.  

McKenzie was selected by a 14-member search committee appointed by ISU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Robert A. Wharton, Ph.D., who emphasized that McKenzie was selected for this position following a rigorous national search.

“Laura is an extremely competent professional and well-suited to join ISU as our new registrar,” Wharton said. “I am certain that she will add great value to our University.”      

McKenzie will report directly to the new Associate Provost of Enrollment Management Steve Neiheisel.

"I’m delighted to have Laura joining the enrollment team,” Neiheisel said. “Her breadth of background, her experiences and her expertise will be great assets as we move forward with both enrollment and technology initiatives.”