Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 12:00pm MT
Along with faculty, academic advisors, administrators and others, registrars and institutional researchers have been critical players in the development of the Interstate Passport, a program that facilitates block transfer of lower division general education. Learn about the important role registrars and institutional researchers now play in the successful implementation of the Interstate Passport program at their institution.
Patricia “Pat” Shea, Director, Academic Leadership Initiatives, Principal Investigator, Interstate Passport, WICHE
Roland Squire, Passport Registrar Expert, WICHE
Roland Squire has served as the university registrar for Utah State University (USU) for four years. He has worked on the Interstate Passport project from its start. Prior to working for USU he had a career in information systems, first as a systems developer with Salt Lake City and then as the management information services director for the Utah Department of Public Safety. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Utah State University. Prior to attending USU Squire served four years in the Air Force assigned to the White House Communications Agency.
Michael Torrens, Director, Analysis Assessment and Accreditation, Utah State University
Michael Torrens is director of Analysis, Assessment & Accreditation (AAA) at Utah State University, a premier student-centered, land-grant and space-grant university. He leads institutional research, assessment, and accreditation efforts. The AAA office is a resource for data-driven decisions, serving USU’s students, faculty, staff, administration, and the wider community. Previously, Torrens served as director of Applied Research & Innovation at CFED in Washington, D.C., where he managed the Local Capital Market Investment Fund and led asset-building research, program development and policy work for six years. Prior to his work in Washington, he served as executive director of New Jersey Community Capital. His international work encompasses Zimbabwe, Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. He holds a B.A. from Brown University and M.P.P. from Princeton University.