June, 2019

UMACRAO Newsletter

Welcome to the UMACRAO News!  We’ve heard from our membership that there is a strong desire to find ways to connect throughout the year rather than only at the annual conference.  We have several ideas on ways to facilitate this and we’re starting with revamping and reintroducing a newsletter that will be sent out twice a year.  We’re open to hearing your ideas for future content in the newsletter and other ways for our members to connect with one another.  A special thanks to the Technology and Communications Committee for taking on this project and getting it rolling! 

Included in this edition are ways for you to share your feedback, as well as the opportunity to provide ideas for a catchy name for the newsletter.  Be sure let us know your thoughts!

– Executive Committee

A Letter from President, Sharlene Allen

Is it finally summer? This year more than any other in recent memory I’m thankful not only that it is summer in terms of the academic year, but that summer weather seems to finally be here.  It was a winter to remember throughout our region!  At our college, there were at least 15 days where one or more of our four campuses was either closed completely, opened late, or closed early due to weather and/or extreme cold.  Read More

UMACRAO 2019 Annual Conference Presentation Proposals Open! 

The Upper Midwest Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (UMACRAO) is now accepting presentation submissions for the 2019 Annual Conference.

“It Starts with Us: The Bridge from Good Intentions to Impact and Innovation”

 If you are interested in presenting, please complete the online form here

Name Our Newsletter

We are designing our newsletter, and we need your help! Over the next three weeks, we are asking UMACRAO members to name the newsletter. We need you to submit suggestions by completing our survey before Friday, July 5, 2019. A selection committee made up of Executive Committee members will choose the top three names. The top three names will be shared with members to vote on. We will announce the official name in the next newsletter. 

The member with the winning name will receive free conference registration for the 2019 Annual Conference!

What’s happening around the Upper Midwest? 


Share awards, campus highlights, images, etc. Your accomplishment may be shared on our social media pages, the UMACRAO website, and future newsletters. We want to hear from you! 

Send your pictures and news to umacraoregional@gmail.com


Renew Your Membership Today!

Greetings from your UMACRAO membership committee co-chairs! 

Membership registration and renewals will be opening June 17th. Sign up early to enjoy the member discount for the annual conference. Read More




Are you looking for a new career opportunity or looking to fill a position at your institution? Check our Career Opportunities at http://umacrao.org/careers/ 


Join a Committee!  

Are you looking for ways to get involved in UMACRAO? The following committees are currently looking for volunteers: Local Arrangements, Program, Philanthropy, Corporate Liaison, Tech & Comm, Membership, and Audit. Complete our Volunteer Form 


Do you know a colleague who is not receiving important UMACRAO emails?  Have them join our listserv! 

Send an email message to Rick Pospichal and Jodi Pierce, membership co-chairs, at rpospichal@winona.edu and Jodi.Pierce@ndsu.edu with the word subscribe as the message body.

We want to hear from you. Share your feedback about the UMACRAO Newsletter. Feedback Survey