Effective Feb. 1, Delta State University announced the appointment of Emily Dabney as the Registrar and Director of Institutional Research and Planning.
Previously, Dabney served as the director of Institutional Research and Planning for two and a half years, and she will continue to direct the department in addition to her new Registrar role.
“I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to serve the university in the position of Registrar,” said Dabney.
“My immediate goal is to learn as much as I can, as quickly as I can, while still fulfilling my Institutional Research duties,” added Dabney. “My longer-term goals include working with the great staff of the Registrar’s office to leverage my experience in making the registration and graduation experience smoother for students, faculty and staff.”
Dr. Charles McAdams, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, said Dabney has demonstrated great technical skill and finesse in increasing the accuracy of a broad array of institutional data for internal and external use.
“She is also adept at identifying best practices and structural improvements that will serve us well as we seek to bring greater capacity and efficiencies to the Registrar’s Office,” said McAdams. “Coupled with her ability to work positively with others, I am confident she will serve Delta State well as both Registrar and Director of Institutional Research and Planning.”
Additionally, Dabney is an attorney and practiced law for several years before moving into the field of litigation technology. In that field, she was the production and project manager and a consultant for a company that designed and produced databases for the management of large, complex litigation cases. Her largest case there exceed 900,000 documents and records.
Dabney received her Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Mississippi State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University.
For more information on the Registrar’s Office at Delta State, visit http://www.deltastate.edu/academic-affairs/registrars-office.