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    Christy Lee Salinas
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11/10/2017 14:06:41

Christy Lee Salinas named Caltech’s New Registrar

Salinas Starts on December 1

Christy Lee Salinas—currently senior associate registrar at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts—has been named Caltech's new registrar. She will assume the role as of December 1, replacing current interim registrar Kim Mawhinney.

"I'm very pleased to welcome Christy to the Caltech community and look forward to working with her in her new position as registrar," says Joe Shepherd (PhD '81), vice president for student affairs. "I would also like to thank Kim Mawhinney for her capable leadership as interim registrar over the last 11 months since the retirement of Mary Morley from the position."

As Caltech's registrar, Salinas will lead the Institute's central operation for maintaining academic and student information, supporting an institutional focus on student success and excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The specific responsibilities of the Office of the Registrar include overseeing registration, recording grades, producing academic transcripts, certifying student enrollment status and completion of degrees, verifying athletic eligibility, scheduling courses and classroom space, and coordinating all aspects of graduation.

Salinas has nearly a dozen years of experience managing student academic records, class scheduling, and degree auditing, among other duties. Before beginning at Merrimack in 2015, Salinas worked as an associate registrar at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of North Texas and is completing a master's degree in educational leadership and policy studies, with a concentration in higher education administration, from Boston University.

"I very much look forward to working with and supporting the Caltech community," says Salinas.