Senior associate registrar Jennifer Suchan was named interim registrar, succeeding Laura Doering, who was named associate vice president for enrollment management and student success last month. Both appointments took effect on March 20. A search for the next registrar is planned for next fall.
As interim registrar, Suchan will manage a staff of approximately 35. Her responsibilities will include strategic planning, budgeting, developing and implementing university policies, compiling data and reports, and serving as a member of the student affairs cabinet.
"I'm extremely pleased and grateful that Jennifer has agreed to serve as interim registrar," Doering said. "She is a service-oriented, action-driven and caring leader who will provide excellent direction for the office."
Suchan, who has served as senior associate registrar since 2015, was assistant registrar at Northern Iowa (2010-15) prior to her appointment at Iowa State. She earned bachelor's (psychology) and master's (postsecondary education, student affairs) degrees from UNI, and a doctorate (education) from Iowa State.
"I am thankful to be surrounded by a very talented team of individuals who are deeply passionate, committed and capable," Suchan said. "I am eager to collaborate with campus partners to continue implementing and advancing the great work that we do here on campus to prepare students for academic and professional success."