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Kimberley Willis Named Registrar at SUNY Geneseo

GENESEO, N.Y. -- Kimberley Willis has been appointed registrar SUNY Geneseo. The registrar supports the academic mission of the college by overseeing class scheduling, maintaining the accuracy and integrity of registration and academic records, enforcing the academic policies and procedures of the college and serves as the compliance office for FERPA. She is overseeing a staff of five in the Registrar’s Office.

Willis came to Geneseo from Monroe Community College, where she began working in 1999 as the assistant director of student accounts. Willis moved from the Administrative Division at MCC to the Academic Division, where she was appointed the associate director of registration and master scheduler. She served four years in the Registration and Records Office, including one year as the acting registrar. She moved to the Student Services Division, where she served as acting director of campus events prior to her Geneseo appointment.

“I have been warmly welcomed to campus and am delighted to be at Geneseo to oversee this vitally important college function,” said Willis. “The academic quality of the students here is quite impressive, and I very much look forward to working with my colleagues in providing the best possible service for students and faculty in support of our academic enterprise.”

Willis’ experience has spanned both public and academic environments in payroll, accounting, collections, management and customer service. She gained  more than 30 years of combined work experience in the banking industry and numerous related office positions in the private sector before joining the Monroe County Controller’s Office in the payroll unit.

Willis earned a doctorate in management, community college policy and administration from the University of Maryland University College. She received both a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) from SUNY Brockport. She won numerous awards and scholarships at Brockport for her scholastic success as an adult student.