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Registrar Ray Darling reappointed to second term at Laurier
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Ray Darling has been reappointed for a second term as registrar for all campuses at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Darling – who came to Laurier in 2007 in the registrar’s role – is responsible for managing records and registration, student awards and scholarships, and exams and scheduling. He also oversees Service Laurier, an integrated, one-stop enrolment services model for students.
“Ray is a fully engaged and contributing member of Laurier, and I am pleased he has agreed to continue for another term,” said Tom Buckley, assistant vice-president: Academic Services. “His second term will focus on further enhancing Registrarial Services and improving the systems and processes that support the academic mission of Laurier."
Darling’s looking forward to continuing as registrar and building upon the initiatives that were started in his first term, such as Service Laurier.
“My role is an exciting one. I enjoy being able to help solve problems for students, faculty and staff when it comes to academic issues, and it helps that I’ve got a great staff,” said Darling.
Darling is on a number of committees and councils at Laurier, and is chief reporting officer to the government. Many students may also recognize Darling from his role at convocation, which includes hooding students as they cross the stage.
In addition to his administrative and ceremonial roles, Darling – who holds a Master of Political Science degree from the University of Guelph – will teach a third-year political science class at Laurier in the fall.
“I love teaching, and I think it will also make me a better registrar because I’ll understand the student – and faculty – perspective a little bit better,” said Darling.