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.

Visit the program for the 2021 Higher Education Summit

  • Monday, June 7 – Tuesday, June 8, 2021, "Virtual Reality," FACRAO's online conference - click here to access the program agenda and annual summit details

Mark Your Calendar for our Upcoming Events
  • FREE Webinar for members; The Finishing Touch: Bringing Hospitality into Higher EducationWednesday, September 15th at 1:30pm – Registration Open Now 
    Join your counterparts Stephanie Hospodar, Regional Associate Director of Admission-South Atlantic at Bryant University and Peyton Spear, Admissions Counselor at Ole Miss. At this session, they will talk about how small touches of hospitality and service excellence can make for big wins in creating memorable experiences and meaningful connections with those that we serve in our work in higher education. Stephanie and Peyton will share how their experiences as service industry employees has shaped how they approach service in higher education and provide some examples to help you in brainstorming taking the service you provide to the next level.

  • FREE Webinar for members; Conquering the Last Frontier: What Can a Bicycle Ride Across the 49th State Teach You About Motivation and the Resilience of the Human Spirit? Tuesday, November 9th at 1:30pm – Registration Open Now 
    Join speaker Dale Amburgey, Ed.D., Assistant Director of Institutional Research at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, as he discusses how six days of pedaling across Alaska helped him get out of his head and get into gear by kick starting a life-altering mindset shift that allowed him to conquer the Last Frontier.

  • 13th Annual Higher Education Summit: Sunday, June 5 – Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the beachside Plaza Hotel & Resort, in Daytona Beach

  • 14th Annual Higher Education Summit: Sunday, June 4 - Thursday, June 8, 2023, at the beautiful Florida Hotel and Conference Center, in Orlando

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 Annual Florida Higher Education Summit Schedule

Mark your calendar today for these upcoming Annual Florida Higher Education Summits:

FACRAO will again join with our colleagues in the Florida College System (FCRAO) for the Summits.