For release: December 8, 2009
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Kate Howard, assistant director of Recruitment and Orientation Services at the University
of Memphis, has been named president-elect of the Tennessee Association of Collegiate
Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO). The position is a three-year appointment
in which she will serve the group as president-elect, president, and past president.
TACRAO is the statewide organization for admissions officers and college registrars.
Its purpose is to promote the exchange of ideas on higher education in the state.
The organization also works to promote the advancement of higher education and support
A graduate of the U of M’s College of Education, Howard has been employed with the
University for five years. She holds a master of business administration degree, with
a concentration in leadership and management, from Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss.
“It speaks to the leadership role that the University of Memphis has exhibited in
Tennessee higher education for many years that Kate has been selected to lead the
state organization of her colleagues,” said Betty Huff, vice provost for Enrollment
Services at the U of M.
“TACRAO will be well served by Kate Howard,” added Brian Meredith, U of M director
of Admissions. “The membership will benefit from her enthusiasm for professional development
as well as her support of institutional collaboration. She will not only be a competent
leader within our state organization, but she will encourage members to be active
in regional and national professional organizations as well.”