The Carolinas Association of Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRAO) has named Kenneth Roach, of Lander University, the organization's vice president for admissions for South Carolina.
Roach, who graduated from Lander University in 2013 with a degree in sociology, currently serves as associate director for freshmen and transfer admissions at Lander. He also served Lander's Office of Admissions from 2013 to 2015 as an admissions counselor. "I returned in July of 2019," Roach said, "and it felt like I never left. It warmed my heart to see familiar faces who remembered my name, but it felt even better to see the amount of change and growth that has happened over the past four years."
CACRAO is an association of higher education professionals proudly committed to the advancement and advocacy of postsecondary education in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. The organization aims to promote cooperation and collaboration between member institutions through its annual conference and year-round activities and partnerships.
In his vice presidential role, Roach will serve as a liaison between the association's executive committee and members of the association, as well as preside over meetings with members who hold admissions responsibilities at institutions in the state of South Carolina. Roach says he is prepared to work with colleagues across the association to implement a summer admissions workshop for newcomers to the association, in addition to assisting with the programming for the organization's annual meeting.
As a veteran member of the association, Roach looks forward to continuing to serve in this new role "I have had the opportunity to serve in various other roles over the past six years," Roach said, "but I am extremely happy to be able to serve CACRAO in this capacity while also serving Lander University."