By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writer~
The Xavier community welcomed Andrea Wawrzusin to the Registrar staff this fall.
Before coming to Xavier, Wawrzisin served as Registrar at Binghamton University in New York, the University of South Carolina Beaufort and Appalachian State University.
She completed her undergraduate degree at State University of New York, a masters at Elmira College and a doctorate at Northeastern University.With that and her employment experiences, she is excited to be joining the Xavier community.
“I was attracted by Xavier’s excellent reputation and mission as a Jesuit university. My experience so far has been excellent. Everyone has been extremely welcoming and helpful,” Wawrzusin said.
While Wawrzusin admits that everything may not be easy as a Registrar, the job has been a rewarding one for her.
“The biggest challenge of being a Registrar is balancing the roles of leader administrator and service provider,” Wawrzusin said. “However, one thing which can really describe Xavier University is excellence. So far, everyone I have met from all areas of campus has shared a commitment to making Xavier University the best it can be.”
The Office of the Registrar has many more responsibilities outside of assisting students with their scheduling needs.
“We are responsible for protecting the accuracy and integrity of academic records for posterity,” Wawrzusin said. “We are also responsible for keeping our business practices and the student system up-to-date, as well as leading innovation in support of the academic mission of the university.”
Dr. Wawrzusin spoke well of the challenges and implications of her job.
“I like being a Registrar because every day is different and because the work allows me to help students and work with technology,” Wawrzusin said. “I really appreciate how student-centered the faculty and staff are here.”