Caleb Rogers, associate director of the Office of Academic Admissions, has been named president-elect of the Georgia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
GACRAO is a professional association dedicated to the growth and development of admissions, records and enrollment management personnel in the state of Georgia. Rogers has been a member of the organization since 2015.
Rogers is among the youngest presidents-elect in the organization’s history and will be the fourth GACRAO president from Augusta University or its legacy institutions.
He will assume the presidency in fall 2022 at the next annual meeting, which is his responsibility to plan, as president-elect. This annual meeting, which is also a conference, is the largest professional development and networking opportunity in the state for admissions and records professionals.
He will serve as president for one calendar year — from November 2022 to November 2023 — and in that time he hopes to bring a stronger focus to continuing education.
“It’s important that we all collectively decide to stay involved and up-to-date in the latest trends and research regarding students and our roles in their success. The more we learn about what challenges different student types are facing and the defining characteristics and goals of the populations we’re working with, the better admissions and registrar offices can serve our students across the state,” he said.
“Whether we’re recruiting students, planning events, evaluating plans of study, or protecting student records, we all have a responsibility to keep our students at the center of everything, and that takes consistent learning and re-learning.”
As president, Rogers will represent the state of Georgia when needed at regional and national conferences like the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
“Being heavily involved in GACRAO is one of the ways we stay on top of local, regional, and national trends, find new innovative processes, and stay connected with our peers across the state. Holding a leadership position like this shows that AU is serious about these things,” he said.