For the first time, Kansas University has a female registrar.
Cindy Derritt was named to the post Friday.
Derritt, who has served as interim registrar since September, had been associate registrar since 2001. She replaces Richard Morrell, who became associate vice provost for student success.
"I look forward to continuing to serve the university community in my new role," she said. "With new systems now in place, such as the online enrollment system, this is a wonderful time to explore ways our office can enhance the service we provide to students, faculty and staff at the university."
The registrar is responsible for all activities involving enrollment and academic records.
Derritt, KU's 10th registrar, first came to the university in 1988, serving in various positions in the registrar's office and the Office of Student Financial Aid. She left in 1997 to become registrar at Ottawa University before returning to KU in 2001.
"Cindy emerged as the top candidate from a very competitive national field," said Marlesa Roney, vice provost for student success. "Her experience as a registrar, her knowledge of KU, her analytical skills and her clear understanding of the registrar's role will serve the university well."