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ABOUT US

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The National Association of College Deans, Registrars, and Admissions Officers was founded in 1925. The major purposes for establishing an organization were to provide a forum for Deans and Registrars of black colleges to discuss mutual opportunities.

 

Our Mission

The mission of the National Association of College Deans, Registrars, and Admissions Officers is to promote professional development, training, research,  and advocacy for member institutions with best practices in mind for leaders at HBCUs and in other diverse settings in higher education and to expose HBCUs to high school students and counselors across the United States and abroad.


Our Goal

To improve professional competency through sharing common experiences with improvements in mind
To serve as a vehicle for determining and exploring issues and developing efficiency
To share knowledge and insights with newly appointed deans, registrars, and admissions officers 
To maintain the heritage, fellowship, and tradition handed down by those who contributed to a full measure of devotion to this organization

 

Our Motto

"HBCUs Do Matter"

History

 

The National Association of College Deans, Registrars, and Admissions Officers was founded in 1925 as the National Association of College Deans and Registrars.  Dean T.E. McKinney of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College in Greensboro, North Carolina convened a few college administrators for the purpose of discussing the idea of organizing a professional organization.  The group agreed that such an organization was not only feasible but also highly desirable, particularly since minorities were not permitted to participate in most professional organizations at that time. 

 

 The major purposes for establishing an organization were to provide a forum for Deans and Registrars of black colleges to discuss mutual problems with a view toward improving the quality of education at member colleges and to set standards for accreditation.  

Membership is presently open to persons in all institutions of higher learning either as regular or as associate members.

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