Meet the Registrar Staff

Rita Dunston

Registrar Rita Dunston
Phone: 540-654-1063
Email: rdunston@umw.edu

Primary duties:
Rita directly oversees the operations of the Office of the Registrar, including registration, transcripts and degree completion. She is responsible for maintaining the records for both the Fredericksburg and Stafford campuses.


Kevin Caffrey

Senior Associate Registrar
Phone: 540-286-8008
Email: kcaffrey@umw.edu

Primary duties:
Kevin reviews all Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Geographic Information Science Certificate, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis, Master of Science in Elementary Education, and Master of Education degree candidates for final approval for graduation. He also serves as the primary contact for UMW’s Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) system and catalog edits.


Angie Lynch

Associate Registrar for Administration and Enrollment
Phone: 540-654-1256
Email: alynch3@umw.edu

Primary duties:
Angie works with the faculty throughout the year with production of each semester’s Schedule of Classes.  Continues to maintain courses and enrollment limits as directed by the academic departments. Position is also responsible for scheduling and administering student aid assistance for the office.


Brian Ogle

Associate Registrar for Student Systems 
Phone: 540-654-1258
Email: bogle5vu@umw.edu

Primary duties:
Brian works closely with the University Data Management for student data reporting, oversees the degree clearance team for candidates of all undergraduate degrees, with the exception of Bachelor of Liberal Studies, and maintains the student information system and degree evaluation systems (Banner SSB, CAPP, and Degree Works).


Sharon Williams

Assistant Registrar for Degree Audit
BA/BS Degrees
Phone: 540-654-1255
Email: swilli28@umw.edu

Primary duties:

Sharon maintains Degree Applications for students in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs. Reviews those degree candidates for final approval for graduation. Works closely with faculty advisors who provide guidance for graduating seniors.


Takera Zajac

Assistant Registrar for Academic Success
Phone: 540-654-1259
Email: tgreen4@umw.edu

Primary duties:
Takera facilitates student withdrawals, cancellations and leaves of absences. Assists faculty with incompletes and grade changes. Processes major and minor declarations, and reviews exceptions to majors or minors. Supports pending graduates as they progress to degree completion.


Patricia Sarkuti

Veterans Liaison/Transfer Credit Coordinator
Phone: 540-654-2140
Email: psarkuti@umw.edu

Primary duties:
Patricia issues pre-authorization for students wishing to enroll in course at other institutions and receive transfer credit at UMW. She evaluates all incoming transcripts for students in the BA/BS/BLS program and enters study abroad evaluations onto the student’s transcript. She is also the contact for undergraduate students who use veteran benefits except the Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment program.


Elizabeth Sanders

Enrollment Services Assistant
Phone: 540-286-8031
Email: esanders@umw.edu

Primary duties:
Elizabeth completes enrollment requests, updates student addresses, assists with Continuing and Professional Studies registration, and processes enrollment verifications and transcript requests for current and past students as needed


Ryan Hastings

Veterans Liaison/Registration Assistant
Phone: 540-286-8075
Email: rhasting@umw.edu

Primary duties: 
Ryan is the primary contact for graduate students who use veterans benefits, as well as any student participating in the Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment program. He also assists with registering students and reporting issues as needed.


Mary White

Enrollment Services Assistant
Phone: 540-654-1063
Email: mwhite@umw.edu

Primary duties:
Mary completes enrollment and degree verification requests and updates student addresses. She serves as the primary office receptionist and processes all transcript requests for current and past students.


Ashley Galera

Academic Records Specialist
Phone: 540-654-5988
Email: agalera@umw.edu

Primary duties:
Ashley handles special enrollments and creates individual study and internship registration records, maintains student records and assists with front office duties. Responsible for the maintenance of the Registrar’s website.


Jennifer Smith

Student Support Specialist
Phone: 540-654-1549
Email: jsmith33@umw.edu

Primary duties:
Jennifer oversees document imaging for the Office of the Registrar, assists the Degree Auditor with the senior check sheet process, and coordinates diploma orders.