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Release: Feb. 19, 2002

Wisconsin administrator Larry Lockwood named UI registrar

The University of Iowa has hired Larry Lockwood to be the registrar, effective June 1. Lockwood is currently associate registrar at the University of Wisconsin, where he has worked for 27 years.

As Wisconsin's associate registrar since 1996, Lockwood has been one of three executive officers responsible for direction, planning and policymaking for the office. He helped to implement touch-tone registration, online Access to Student Information, and a new student records system.

In addition to his leadership in the Office of the Registrar, Lockwood has served on a number of advisory and service committees including the Provost's Advisory Council, the University Academic Planning Council, the Madison Academic Staff Association (president) and the Academic Staff Assembly Compensation and Staff Benefits Committee.

Lockwood holds a B.S. in history and an M.S. in education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His UI salary will be $104,000.

Lola Lopes, UI associate provost for Undergraduate Education, said Lockwood has broad experience in planning and policy making for the Office of the Registrar as well as hands-on experience with the many operational functions that constitute the base mission of the registrar's office.

"Iowa's Office of the Registrar does an outstanding job serving students and academic units in both the traditional role of securing and archiving student records and the still-evolving role of collaborating with academic units to help students reach their academic goals," Lopes said. "We are confident that Larry Lockwood will provide the leadership necessary to ensure that the office continues to be among the best in the nation."

Lockwood will manage all units of the Office of the Registrar including: student academic records, degree clearance and certification, degree audit; university commencements; athletic eligibility and certification; residency review; transcript and verification services; enrollment support services including course registration, course scheduling, course approval, and the student information system. He also will collaborate with collegiate and departmental units to support and strengthen the academic performance of students by provision of timely academic data and analysis and by development of technological means to monitor and support the curriculum in matters such as prerequisite checking, course sequencing, and course transfer.

Lockwood is taking over for Jerald Dallam, who began phased retirement in December after 21 years at the UI.