Meet Katherine Miranda, NEOMED’s new registrar!
What brought you to NEOMED?
I grew up in Alliance, just down the road, and even came to some programs on campus when I was in high school. NEOMED’s unique, mission-based approach was kind of a starting point for me. I also wanted to move back from Florida to be near family, so it has been a great fit.
What is your work background?
I have worked at a private undergraduate liberal arts college and I attended two of those myself. I also worked at an entertainment and business technical school in Florida, as well as a small nursing school.
Tell us about your role as the registrar.
No two days are ever the same in the Office of the Registrar. I’m very involved in supporting curriculum management for the Colleges. I attend several meetings each month regarding curriculum to ensure that our students progress smoothly from semester to semester. My team and I make sure the courses being offered match what is being recorded in our student information system. There are many checks and balances that go into my role as registrar to ensure all systems and transcripts are accurate, whether it is for a first-year student or someone who graduated 20 years ago. We also work with the Committee on Academic and Professional Progress (CAPP) Phase 2, along with Student Affairs, to make sure things flow smoothly for the students and committee members.
What else does your team oversee?
Our team is responsible for making sure all the final grades are loaded into the student information system. People may not always realize all of the details that go into the student information system and sometimes they are even fearful or hesitant to visit the registrar’s office. In all reality, we have the same goals in mind to help support students to complete their journey from start to finish. We are a friendly, welcoming and collaborative registrar team and we’re happy to help.
What do you like about NEOMED?
I enjoy our student population and appreciate their aspirations.
It is a key time to be here and make positive changes within the University as it launches its renewed Strategic Plan for growth and development. There’s so much hope for positive change in the future. I feel like I’m in the right place at the right time.
The Office of the Registrar team, pictured from left to right: Janice Williams, enrollment specialist; Carli Toth, assistant registrar; Diane Beeman, assistant registrar; and Katherine Miranda, registrar