The University has named Diane Brice to the role, effective Feb. 3. The registrar oversees all academic student records. Diane Brice
Brice has worked as director of Enrollment Services and registrar of Amarillo College (AC) since 2016. Previously, she was associate registrar at AC and supervisor of student records. Altogether, Brice has 30 years of experience at AC in similar roles.
"Working in the admissions and registration areas allows us opportunities to make a difference in the lives of our students," Brice said. "I like being able to help people."
The WT registrar manages registration for courses, determines academic standing for students, verifies enrollment, schedules courses into classroom spaces, processes graduation applications, provides transcripts, and ensures compliance with state and federal laws, among other duties.
"Diane’s experience will allow her to bring some new insights and perspectives on how WT might be able to better serve our campus community," Tana Miller, WT's assistant vice president for the Division of Student Enrollment, Engagement and Success.
Miller has served as registrar at WT for almost 15 years, but her expanding responsibilities as assistant vice president led the University to search for a candidate who would assume Miller's registrar duties.
Brice is uniquely qualified for the job, Miller said. She is skilled at WT's student information system, a software called Colleague. Brice also is a member of the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and has worked extensively with WT in assisting students transferring from AC to WT.
"We have had a great working relationship between our offices," Miller said. "Diane is well respected among her peers."
WT enrolls about 10,000 students each year and has implemented several initiatives toward pursuing the statewide 60x30TX program, which is aimed at increasing the number of Texans with a certificate or a degree by 60 percent by 2030.