Registration for the June 2020 Higher Education Summit Opens

A letter from the Executive Committee

On behalf of the FACRAO Executive Committee, we wanted to share with you how your state professional association is responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in relation to the upcoming 12th Annual Florida Higher Education Summit and FACRAO Conference.

While there is a lot of uncertainty around what the impact of this outbreak might be, at this point, our intent is to hold the Higher Education Summit as planned. The end of June is a long time from now, but we absolutely understand the apprehension in making plans that far ahead. The Executive Committee wanted to take the opportunity, along with this announcement of the opening of registration, to assure you that should we be compelled to cancel the event, we will provide a full refund of the registration fees.

We recognize that coronavirus has impacted many of our member organizations. Many colleges and universities have moved their classes online and restricted domestic and international travel as well as engagement at large events, and some have asked their employees to work from home. Whereas not all our members work in high-risk areas, we want to emphasize our commitment to the safety and well-being of our community.

The 12th Annual Higher Florida Education Summit, scheduled for June 21-25th, in Daytona Beach, promises to be yet another excellent opportunity to gather, learn, share, and celebrate, but we need to ensure that we support our community and each other by taking sensible and appropriate action to make our time together successful. We are closely monitoring the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for guidance. As of now, the CDC has not issued guidance limiting domestic travel or public gatherings, but we will continue to monitor the CDC and other credible sources and will keep you apprised.

In short - if you plan to attend FACRAO and/or FCRAO this year, you may feel free to register and be confident that we will provide a full refund of registration fees to anyone who must cancel their paid registration due to illness or travel restrictions implemented by their institution.

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our attendees, partners, and volunteers, and we will continue to communicate with you all as things develop and we get closer to the event.


The FACRAO Executive Committee

FACRAO: the Florida Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

Since 1955, the Florida Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers has provided Florida’s enrollment professionals with a forum to address issues affecting your institutions and your profession. At the core of FACRAO’s mission is our commitment to promote the advancement of higher education in its fullest and broadest implications.

Today, we express this commitment through our professional development programs. FACRAO facilitates cost-effective professional development and networking opportunities via participation in our Executive Committee or other committees, program development, professional conference session presentations, and attendance at our annual meetings. Our learning sessions cover topics ranging from FERPA to new technologies in recruitment. By maintaining close contact with our membership, we ensure that our professional development programs are relevant to you, your front-line service staff and your departmental leadership.

 The Florida Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers is a non-profit organization whose purposes are to:

  • provide a forum for the interchange of information, ideas, and problems of common interest among our member institutions
  • contribute to the advancement of higher education in its fullest and broadest implications
  • foster the spirit of unity and cooperation among its members
  • function as a unifying and coordinating agency among the Florida’s admissions officers and registrars; and
  • serve as a liaison to our national organization, through our partnership with AACRAO, The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

The Benefits of Membership

Membership in FACRAO helps you increase your expertise, whether you work in admissions, registration, records, data management, international education, or financial aid.

Membership in FACRAO includes:

  • Hosts the annual Education Summit in cooperation with FCRAO each year in June
  • Provides leadership training and opportunities by encouraging members to participate, present, and get involved in educational leadership
  • Solicits and presents conference sessions based upon membership program ideas
  • Provides access to our online membership directory
  • Coordinates our membership among Florida State institutions via our partnership with FCRAO
  • Coordinates membership with our national organization via our partnership with AACRAO
  • Fosters the spirit of cooperation and friendship among its members
  • Provides a professional network for educational professionals within the state of Florida
  • Additionally, membership in FACRAO allows you to access the FACRAO job postings, an excellence resource for job seekers!
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The 12th Annual Florida Higher Education Summit

The FACRAO Executive Committee is pleased to announce that registration for FACRAO 2020 is open! Mark your calendar today for the Annual Florida Higher Education Summit at The Plaza Resort & Spa, Daytona Beach, FL, June 21-25. FACRAO will again join with our colleagues in the Florida College System (FCRAO) for the Summit.

Our theme for 2020 is Building Castles on Shifting Sands.  As higher education professionals, we are often the ones working to find solutions in the ever-changing landscape of regulatory, institutional, and budgetary challenges. Start thinking about how you can make a significant contribution to your profession by presenting a conference session in 2020!



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