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Findley Takes Leadership Role in State Organization

(Milledgeville, GA) November 22, 2004 – Ms. Donna Findley, Director of Admissions for Georgia Military College has been elected to a three-year leadership role for the Georgia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. GACRAO is the professional organization for any administrative or professional officer whose duties are concerned with admissions, registration, or records of students in any collegiate or technical institution in Georgia accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

This year, Ms. Findley will serve as President-Elect of the organization, which she refers to as the ‘work horse year’, saying, “I will be overseeing the planning of our annual meeting, which is a 2 ½ day conference, and will be working with a committee of program chairpersons to ensure there is a quality mix of programs for both records and admissions representatives, and a good mix of programs for each time slot during the conference.” In addition, she will spend time watching over the current president, Dr. Tom Call (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College), in an effort to learn about what her duties and responsibilities will be next year, as president. During the final phase of her three-year term, she will serve as Immediate Past President.

Mr. Larry Peevy, GMC Vice President for Enrollment and Retention Services, said of Ms. Findley’s election, “This is a very special honor for any individual since the position represents all admissions and records professionals in the state of Georgia. It is also a special honor for Georgia Military College as it places a member of our staff at the top of all admissions and records professionals in the state. I am very proud of Donna for the way she has represented GMC and brought us this strong position of visibility at the state level.” The last time GMC had a leadership role in GACRAO was during the 1963-1964 term when GMC president, COL R.A. Thorne, served as the organization’s president.

GACRAO is the state arm of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Both organizations aim to provide professional development, guidelines and voluntary standards to be used by higher education officials regarding the best practices in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology and student services, while also providing a forum for discussion regarding policy initiation and development, interpretation and implementation at the institutional level and in the global educational community. GACRAO has a total of 97 member institutions, and 700 individual members from across the state.