Registrar’s office reorganizes

Registrar's office reorganizes The University of South Dakota has announced reorganization within the Office of the Registrar. Carmen Howard, registrar, noted the move will supply the office with added depth and therefore increase efficiency within the office.

Three employees within the office, Ellen Engelking, Joni Krueger, and Jen Jost, will take on new responsibilities and challenges in response to this reorganization.

Engelking began working at USD on Nov. 3, 1986. Throughout her nearly 20 years of extraordinary service, she has functioned in many capacities including staff assistant, office supervisor, registration officer, and for the past three years, assistant registrar.

Her new duties will include working with departments in schedule booklet production, classroom assignments, Datatel training, and working with various administrative offices in conjunction with enrollment reporting and curricular requests.

Krueger began her career at USD on Nov. 22, 2004, where she has served as degree auditor. Her new duties as assistant registrar will include managing the degree auditing, computerized program evaluation, and record keeping activities of the office of the registrar. In addition, she will answer policy and procedural issues from all registrar clients in a manner which ensures student enrollment and graduation requirements are met and accurate information is given. She will also serve as a coordinator for commencement ceremonies for the university, and ensure only eligible students receive degrees.

Jost began at USD on Nov. 1, 2001 where she has served as an assistant registrar. Her new duties will include management of many registrar office functions such as record keeping, registration, scheduling, and certifications. In addition, she will perform degree audits, and answer policy and procedural issues for staff, students and the public.� She will oversee the Veteran Services staff and benefits processing process and evaluate requests for academic amnesty and residency status. Jost will also manage the registration office calendar to ensure events and activities are communicated campus-wide and completed in a timely manner.�

For more information about the changes to the Office of the Registrar, please contact Carmen Howard, registrar at USD, at choward@usd.edu. ��

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