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Westminster College appoints Kristen Amick as new registrar

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Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2022

Westminster College has appointed Dr. Kristen M. Amick as registrar, the College announced Monday, Nov. 21.

Amick currently serves as associate professor of biology at Westminster College. She will begin her new duties on Jan. 1, 2023, succeeding interim registrar Dr. Rose Reinhart.

As the college registrar, Amick will provide leadership and direction to the Office of the Registrar, which maintains academic records for students, faculty, alumni, and prospective students.

Some of the duties associated with the registrar’s office include maintaining the College’s class schedule, registering students for classes, preparing grade reports and verifying completion of degree requirements, scheduling classrooms for instructional use and providing official transcripts to current students and alumni.

“Dr. Amick brings substantial knowledge of Westminster’s curricula to this role. She also brings a deep passion for students and their learning, which will help her in work that documents student and institutional successes,” said Dr. Jamie McMinn, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College. “I look forward to working with Dr. Amick as she transitions into this important role. Whether her daily tasks focus on course scheduling, handling transcript requests, certifying students for graduation, or reporting institutional data, Dr. Amick is going to be an asset as the College’s new registrar.”

Amick joined the Westminster faculty in 2018 and was granted tenure in 2021. In addition to teaching courses in connection with the biology, nursing and first-year programs, Amick has also served on various boards and committees including the Instructional Resource Committee, Institutional Review Board, Curriculum Committee, Enrollment Management Council and the Nursing Advisory Board. She also serves as the coordinator for Westminster’s individual interdisciplinary major.

She received her undergraduate in biology from Penn State Behrend and her Ph.D. in molecular evolution and bioinformatics from The George Washington University.