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W&L Registrar Scott Dittman Elected Vice President of AACRAO

— by on June 2nd, 2015

Scott Dittman, university registrar of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, has been elected vice president at large of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

In the position, Dittman serves on the organization’s board of directors and is its first elected vice president at large. The vice president at large assists in the advancement of AACRAO’s strategic plan, in addition to regular board governance duties. He has distinguished service awards from both the Southern ACRAO and Virginia ACRAO professional associations, and served on the executive committees of both for multiple years and in various capacities.

Dittman has been W&L’s registrar since 1985, supervising academic records, registration, student information database, institutional statistical reporting and research, and classroom scheduling related to the College, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, and the School of Law. He also recommends, develops and implements academic policy and serves as secretary of the university’s faculty. Dittman also was W&L’s first director of institutional research from 2002-2007.

Dittman was registrar at Muskingum College from 1982-85 and assistant director of admissions from 1977-1982. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University with a major in interdisciplinary computer science.

AACRAO has more than 11,000 members, representing 2,600 higher education institutions in more than 40 countries. It provides professional development, guidelines and voluntary standards regarding the best practices in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology, student services, and more.