Simpson named registrar

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Mark Simpson

Mark Simpson, director of enterprise student systems at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, has been named university registrar, effective May 21.

Simpson has experience in modernizing degree, advising and class scheduling systems. His background includes more than 20 years of university registrar duties and enrollment and student affairs leadership. In addition, Simpson's core competencies include academic records and registration, enrollment management, recruitment and admissions, financial management, student success, retention and completion, student development and enterprise software solutions. 

"Mark brings with him a unique but critical blend of education administration experience and IT and data management expertise," said Laura Doering, associate vice president for enrollment management and student success. "With his excellent track record of building partnerships across departments, I am confident he will provide the leadership and outreach needed to ensure our faculty, staff, students and external partners work together around strategic enrollment goals."

Simpson will provide strategic planning, direction and supervision for the registrar's office. He also will support the Veteran’s Center, serve as an NCAA certifying officer and oversee processes related to confidential student records.

"I am deeply honored to have this opportunity to join the Division of Student Affairs and Iowa State University as your newest university registrar," Simpson said. "The work that you do is truly transformative for our students. I can't wait to join you as we help each student achieve their educational dreams."

Simpson earned a bachelor's degree in social psychology from Park University, Parkville, Missouri, and a master's in education leadership from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Prior to working at Utah, he served as registrar at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, assistant registrar at BYU and admissions director at Snow College, Ephraim, Utah.