Interstate Passport Implementation for Registrars and Institutional Researchers

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 12:00pm MT

Roland Squire
Passport Registrar Expert, WICHE

Michael Torrens
Director, Analysis Assessment and Accreditation, Utah State University

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 12:00pm MT

The webinar will cover the details of the tasks registrars and institutional researchers will perform to fully implement the program and how they relate to services provided to Network members by the National Student Clearinghouse. The presentation will discuss one-time set up tasks as well as how most tasks can be fully automated to minimize ongoing effort.


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.

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