Dr. Cassandra Lachica-Chavez, El Paso Community College’s (EPCC) Executive Director of Admissions and Registrar, was recently elected to serve as Vice Chair Elect on the American Association of Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) national board.
While serving on the board of directors, Dr. Lachica-Chavez will work to enhance establishing best practices for the collaborative pursuit of excellence in admissions, registration, and enrollment services.
In her nomination form, Dr. Lachica-Chavez shares,
“In the last 17 years I have had the opportunity to grow and become a better person not just in my personal life, but in my higher education career. I have spent the last two decades rising the ranks from hourly employee to Executive Director. I believe that rising the ranks has allowed me to see the most out of how the higher education community works and how important each and every job is both at the university and community college level”
AACRAO is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries.
Its mission is to provide professional development, guidelines, and voluntary standards to be used by higher education officials regarding the best practices in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology, and student services.
Dr. Lachica-Chavez has also held positions as the University of Texas-El Paso and New Mexico State University.