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Meet the Registrar

April 17, 2020
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Kwanna King

By Micaela Myers

You may not know it yet, but the registrar is an important part of your college journey. From adding and dropping classes to requesting transcripts after you graduate, you’ll contact the Office of the Registrar many times in your future life.

Find out more about how this office serves you, and meet University of Wyoming Registrar Kwanna King, who joined the UW team last May after serving as registrar at Connors State College in Oklahoma for eight years.
 

What does a registrar do?
The registrar has many roles. The primary role is to maintain the integrity of educational records from the time the student registers for his or her first course to long after they’ve earned their degree at UW and everything in between.

The Office of the Registrar processes transcript requests, enrollment verification requests, transfer work and exception requests—any changes that relate to the student’s registration period originates and is processed in our office.

What would you like students to know about you?

I am so very interested in their journey—from beginning to end. It’s really important for our students to know and understand that the Office of the Registrar is one of the vital components in their academic journey. We want to make sure that our students understand the policies and procedures. We look forward to seeing them.
 

What brought you to UW?

UW has so much to offer—being a land-grant institution and the only university in the state, having over 200 degree plans that students can choose from—plus my colleagues and knowing that there are new and exciting things happening at UW. I want to be a part of that, not only as a professional at the institution but as a community member of this city.
 

What are your future goals for the office?

My goal has been to automate our processes. My desire is to provide opportunities for academic business to be taken care of at any point of the day or night. So one of the first things that I implemented was automating our anticipated graduation form for our students. Before that, our students submitted their forms in hard copy. Building on that, we’re looking at automating different form changes—changes of name, changes of major, committee forms as it relates to our graduate students—so that’s what’s on the horizon. We are looking for ways to enhance the academic experience for our students.
 

What are the best parts of your job?

Everything. I love everything—from waking up seeing the Snowy Range to the west and the Summit to the east.

I love Knight Hall. It has a rich history, and you feel that coming in. I love my staff and my colleagues. When I close the door and shut out the lights, I know collectively we’ve done a good job.
 

Anything else you’d like to add?

I am a fan of all sports. I love sports. I had an opportunity to attend most of the home football games. For me, my way of giving back to the campus community and reiterating my support for students is to attend the extracurricular events and meet them out and about on campus. It’s really important for our students to know you are never alone. Come and find Registrar King—I am here.

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