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Roslyn Perry will join the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as university registrar beginning August 1.

Perry succeeds Janet Schmitt, who was appointed interim university registrar in August 2019 following the retirement of Monique Anderson.

University Registrar Roslyn Perry
University Registrar Roslyn Perry

Perry most recently served as associate university registrar at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Over the past four years, she has provided Ohio State with strategic oversight, leadership, and daily management of critical functions including commencement processing, degree audits, transfer credits, NCAA athletic eligibility verification, and testing.

Perry brings a great breadth of experience in organizational and team development, operational assessment and process design and a strong commitment to student success. She is very active at the state and national levels of AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers) and serves as the incoming Black Caucus Incoming Chair for AACRAO.

In her new role, Perry will lead a dynamic team of 17 staff responsible for the creation, maintenance, integrity, and certification of student records at UT, and will serve as an advisor in matters regarding curricular structure and degree progression and completion. She will supervise the production of student transcripts and diplomas as well as college and university-wide commencement ceremonies, and will be responsible for NCAA athletic eligibility certification.

Assistant Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Operations Janet Schmitt said, “We are so pleased to welcome Roslyn Perry to the Division of Enrollment Management and the University of Tennessee. Roslyn brings great strengths to the role of university registrar and will help lead us as the university is poised to meet the future needs of the Volunteer community, the state and our global community.”

Before joining Ohio State, Perry spent six years as the university registrar at Morehead State University in Kentucky, and previously worked at Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio, Notre Dame College of Ohio, Ohio University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Ohio, and Cleveland State University.

Perry holds a bachelor’s degree in individual and family studies from Kent State University and a master’s in community health education from Cleveland State University.