Jan Hathcote, a veteran administrator at UGA, has been named registrar after a national search to fill the position. The appointment is effective Nov. 15.
Hathcote served as interim registrar following the retirement of Rebecca Macon, who held the registrar position from 2003 through June 2011.
“Dr. Hathcote has a proven record of leadership and administration in higher education,” said Laura Jolly, vice president for instruction. “Her wealth of knowledge regarding student academic support services, experience with university governance and strong organizational and management skills make her an ideal choice for this position.”
Hathcote came to UGA in 1990 and had served as associate dean for academic affairs and research in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences since 1997. She earned her bachelor’s degree in home economics education from UGA in 1974 and received a doctorate in human ecology from the University of Tennessee in 1989.
The Office of the Registrar provides a range of academic support services for the university that includes maintaining student academic records, registering students, publishing class schedules and helping plan commencement. The registrar serves as secretary to the University Council and reports to the vice president for instruction.
“Since joining the registrar’s office on an interim basis, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the very competent staff to initiate an electronic transcript system, expand the DegreeWorks advising system and resurrect the Registrar’s Advisory Council,” Hathcote said. “Being named to the permanent position allows me to continue these projects and look forward to others such as assisting with the implementation of the new student information and financial aid system.”