An Institute-wide committee has been formed to conduct a search for a new registrar to replace David Wiley, who stepped down at the end of the spring 1996 semester. Professor J.D. Nyhart of the Sloan School of Management is acting registrar.
The appointment of a new registrar will be made in an environment of rapid change at MIT and elsewhere. Electronic communication, the evolving diversity of the MIT community, and reengineering the Institute's administrative structure combine to set new challenges for the Registrar's Office. Consequently, the committee is seeking the views of the entire MIT community on the role of the registrar as MIT enters the 21st century.
Comments may be directed to any of the committee members: Professor Kerry Emanuel, chair, ; Associate Dean Mary Enterline, ; Professor J. Dan Nyhart, ; Professor Martin Schlecht, ; and Professor James Snyder, . Student members are Jason Dailey, , and Nick Nash, .
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 3, 1997.