Ray Darling will begin an appointment as University Registrar on May 15.
Currently an associate consultant for the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, he has held the role of registrar at three previous universities, Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier and most recently, the University of Guelph.
Darling’s interdisciplinary background combined with his skill as an administrator with a creative mindset will be a terrific asset to the University of Windsor, says interim provost Patti Weir.
“The committee was impressed by Ray’s depth of experience as a registrar and his people-first approach to leadership and service provision,” she said. “He is strategic, empathetic, relational, and effective in his work with a demonstrated record of success.”
Darling plans to spend the summer months orienting himself to the University of Windsor, meeting key stakeholders, and setting priorities for the upcoming year.
“I’ve gotten to know the University of Windsor quite well, and the community and campus present a unique opportunity to lead the way in fostering equitable and high-quality education for students,” he said. “There are great people here, and I can’t wait to get to work."
Dr. Weir extended thanks to Lorraine Chandler for stepping into the acting registrar role and expressed gratitude for her leadership and contributions over the past two-and-a-half years.