Sullivan Named University Registrar

Patrick Sullivan
Patrick Sullivan

Veteran administrator Patrick Sullivan will become university registrar effective April 1, when John Lenzi steps down from this role in preparation for his retirement at the end of May.

Carol Barr, vice provost and dean of undergraduate education, said, “We are so fortunate to have Patrick transition to his new role, bringing a wealth of experience and institutional knowledge after serving as deputy registrar since 2012, assistant dean of the Graduate School/graduate registrar from 2009-12 and performing Graduate School registrar functions since 2000.”

“Patrick Sullivan has led some of the Graduate School’s most effective technology-based service upgrades, such as the online application system,” added John McCarthy, senior vice provost and former dean of the Graduate School.

“I am grateful for the mentorship I received from both John McCarthy and John Lenzi and consider myself very fortunate to continue to work with so many great colleagues. I am excited to take on the challenges of this new role and look forward to serving the campus as university registrar,” said Sullivan.

Sullivan holds a doctorate from the University of Connecticut.

As university registrar, Sullivan will play an instrumental role in student records management, including data integrity, systems and data analytics. Sullivan will also oversee the Registrar’s Office services and processes, including implementation and enforcement of academic policy and campus, state and federal regulations on confidentiality and compliance.

Barr added, “John Lenzi has served the University in extraordinary fashion as registrar for the past nine plus years. We thank him for service and wish him well as he embarks on retirement.”