Connors State College Registrar and Director of Admissions and Advisement, Kwanna King, was recently selected as the Vice President of Admissions & Enrollment Management for the Oklahoma Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (OACRAO). King will serve as VP for the 2013-2014 year.
Being a member of OACRAO allows college registrars and admissions officers to congregate and discuss important topics concerning admissions processes, international student registry, updates from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and other closely related functions at collegiate institutions.
“I am innately fond of discovering ways to help individuals identify their abilities,” said King. “In my current roles as college registrar and director of two separate departments, I have direct contact with the students and I am able to stress the importance of reaching their educational, vocational and life goals with them.”
King’s advice to students comes from experience. She earned her bachelor’s and associate degrees in business administration at Bacone College where she was a member of the Alpha Chi and Phi Theta Kappa national honor societies, as well as in the top ten percent of her class. She then attended the University of Oklahoma where she earned her master’s degree in human relations and was inducted into the Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society.
King is listed in Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities, was a 2011 recipient of Leadership Tulsa-New Voice Board Internship, and serves on the Connors State College President Cabinet.
The purpose of the OACRAO is to promote cooperation among the institutions of higher education in Oklahoma and to seek continual improvement in the operation of admissions, registration, record keeping, enrollment management, and other closely related functions at these institutions. It also renders professional services as fall within its scope to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and to other duly recognized agencies within the state engaged in the conduct of higher education.
At Connors State College, King is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Registrar, Office of Admissions and Office of Advisement for all three campuses. She also confers degrees at the end of each semester, all tasks that prepare her for her role as VP of OACRAO.