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Release Date Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Briggs Selected to Serve on Research Advisory Board of American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

Darcy Briggs, Ph.D., associate vice president for academic affairs at South Dakota Mines, has been selected to serve as a member of the research advisory board of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).

Darcy Briggs, Ph.D., associate vice president for academic affairs at South Dakota Mines, has been selected to serve as a member of the research advisory board of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). AACRAO research goals include disseminating relevant research on student success to practitioners and institutional decision makers, developing new insights and information from the membership to help them successfully lead their institutions, and contributing to a better understanding of the factors and conditions that impact higher education academic/enrollment services and student success.

 

In this role, Briggs will help advise and provide feedback to Dr. Wendy Kilgore, AACRAO’s director of research, as well as serve as a subject matter expert.

 

The board consists of up to seven members, each serving three-year terms.

 

Briggs seeks to improve the student and faculty experience at Mines through her work with co-curricular programming, accreditation, assessment, faculty development, non-credit professional education and institutional research.

 

Over the last 25 years, she has worked at two-year and four-year public and private institutions in Nevada, Colorado and South Dakota.

 

“We’re fortunate to have world-class leaders on campus like Dr. Briggs,” says Mines President Jim Rankin, Ph.D., P.E. “Dr. Briggs’ involvement will be invaluable to AACRAO’s research advisory board.”

 

Briggs earned her bachelor’s degree in management from Northern State University; a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; a Master of Education from Regis University and a Ph.D. in leadership from University of the Cumberlands.

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