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Barbara Rupp

Professional Experience

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA
2004 - Present

Direct the planning, developing, administering of all aspects of undergraduate admissions and recruiting. Responsible also for all international admissions and for processing of admission to the professional schools of medicine, veterinary medicine, and law.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA
2002 - 2004

Function as second in line to Director of admissions, hire, oversee training and supervise admissions advisors, support staff and student workers. Assist with budget decisions, provide supervision and oversight of admissions operations and serve as point person regarding admissions policies. Serve as first line of appeal for denials. Recommend and implement procedures to improve admissions processing and communication with applicants. Serve as primary transfer coordinator and supervise campus transfer credit evaluation process. Serve as liaison with Financial Aid Office regarding scholarships. Serve as functional lead for PeopleSoft implementation process.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA
1997 - 2002

Accomplishments include:
- Coordinated and supervised the project to centralize all transfer credit evaluations on campus, working with every academic unit on campus and the Office of the Provost.
- Revised coding and file creation procedures and significantly reduced the amount of time needed to create a new applicant file.
- Revised the application process, eliminating second review of most applicants by advisors, thus reducing turn around time for decisions.
- Developed spreadsheet to track all major office mailings, including previous year’s quantities, job numbers, and costs.
- Enabled the Admissions Office to use the data warehouse for instant reports for the first time.
- Developed the first prospective student transfer database, now used to promote our annual Transfer Day. Tripled the number of participants in Transfer Day.
- Wrote, edited and coordinated the development of the first full MU Transfer Application / Guidebook.
- Worked with programming staff to design transfer student web application and for additional enhancements to transfer web pages.
- Worked with programming staff to develop ability for students to check the status of their application on-line and to check for missing transcripts.

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY
1993 - 1997

Managed the processing and review of 4,000 applications annually to the School of Medicine. Hired, supervised, trained and evaluated staff. Provided academic advising for current and prospective medical school applicants and served as the first line of appeal for denials. Coordinated all special programs with specific undergraduate colleges. Provided statistical reports and analysis for faculty, administration, national accrediting agencies and the American Association of Medical Colleges. Represented the School of Medicine at regional and national meetings.

Accomplishments include:
- Evaluated software database systems and coordinated the implementation of a new software system and the participation in AMCAS for the first time in the history of the medical school. This included requests for modification of the software and training of all admissions staff.
- Coordinated the writing, editing and layout of the 4-color brochure for the School of Medicine.
- Served on the committee which monitored technical standards for admissions to the medical school, relative to the American Disabilities Act.
- Served on the Web Advisory Committee for the School of Medicine and the Medical Center at Strong Memorial Hospital.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
COLLEGE CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUPPORT
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
1990 - 1993

Provided advisory and administrative services to undergraduates, including highly sensitive matters. Supervised testing and placement for all incoming students and supervised proctoring services for final exams. Developed and monitored advising strategies for students on academic probation. Provided academic-related services to students with disabilities. Participated in hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff.

PROJECT DIRECTOR
EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
1989-1990

Developed and monitored a new program that enabled 65 employees to take college courses while they were employed by the Department of Social Services. Admitted, registered and advised all students. Conducted seminars to assist adults with transition to college.

REGISTRAR AND DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
COLUMBIA-GREENE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1983 - 1989

Developed and monitored recruitment practices to meet enrollment goals. Coordinated conversion of admissions and registration data to new software system and was lead contact with programming staff. Monitored Early Admission Program for high school students. Implemented the College’s registration, auditing, senior citizen enrollment and second degree policies and procedures. Prepared and administered annual budget for Records, Registration and Admissions. Supervised and evaluated all office professional and civil service staff. Served on the Academic Standards, Curriculum and Honors Committees. Edited and contributed copy to the college catalog and viewbook.

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
COLUMBIA-GREENE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1981 - 1983

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
COLUMBIA-GREENE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1979 - 1981

Teaching Experience

1989-1990
Seminar instructor for Monroe Community College/Department of Social Services. Topics included: Study Skills, Test Taking Skills, Time Management, Choosing Academic Electives, Setting Appropriate Academic Goals, Writing Term Papers.

1983-1988
Adjunct faculty instructor for Columbia-Greene Community College, teaching one section of Abnormal Psychology each semester.

1985-1986
Community education instructor for returning adult students, teaching How to Survive in College When You’re No Longer a Teenager, Columbia-Greene C.C.

1974-1976
High school English teacher, Hempstead High, Hempstead, NY

1970-1972
Junior High English teacher, Wilmington, Delaware

Education

M.A., Psychology 1983
State University of New York at New Paltz

B.A., English 1970
Marietta College (Marietta, Ohio)

Professional Activities

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE REGISTRARS & ADMISSIONS OFFICERS (AACRAO)

  • Presenter, ACT Enrollment Manager's Conference (July 2004)
  • Presenter, AACRAO annual national conference (Spring 2003)
  • Member, Transfer Articulation Committee (2002 - 2003)

MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE REGISTRARS & ADMISSIONS OFFICERS (MACRAO)

  • Presenter, "Motivating Support Staff" (Fall 1999)
  • Vice President for Programming (Fall 2003)
  • ASSOCIATION OF CHIEF ADMISSION OFFICERS OF PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES (ACAOPU)

  • Annual conference, 2004
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

  • Chair, Transition Conference (2002)
  • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL COLLEGES (AAMC)

  • Professional Development Conference on the America Disabilities Act, Leesburg, Virginia (1997)
  • AAMC Professional Development Conference for Admissions Officers and Registrars (1996)
  • State University of New York at Albany, Center for Women in Government, Executive Development Institute (1989)
  • Harvard University Summer Institute on College Admissions (1983)
  • President's Award for Excellence in Administration, Columbia-Greene Community College (1982)

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