Rasnick named registrar

Rebekah RasnickThe University of Central Arkansas has named Becky Rasnick as university registrar.

Rasnick has served as interim university registrar since January 2013 and as associate registrar from November 2011 to November 2012. In addition, Rasnick has held the position of director of athletic academic advising since July 2005.

“UCA is fortunate to have a person of Becky’s caliber serving as our registrar. Please join me in congratulating her on her new position,” said Laura Young, associate provost for finance and administration, in an email announcement to the campus. “She has a long history of successful contributions to our campus beginning in 1996 as an academic advisor.”

Additionally, Rasnick has served as Student Government Association Advisor, UCA Alumni Board member, president of the Arkansas Academic Advising Network, president of University Women, and committee member on the following committees: Academic Integrity, University Women Book Scholarship, Grievance, Safety, Health and Wellness, and the Summer Reading Program. Rasnick also is a member of numerous professional organizations in the field of university advising and registration.

“Becky Rasnick is one of those people who make UCA a special place to work and a special place to study. If I could find 100 Becky Rasnick clones somewhere I would find a way to hire every one of them. UCA is a better place because we have Becky as part of our team,” said Steve Runge, provost and vice president of academic affairs.

Rasnick and her husband, Rick, and their two sons are all alumni of UCA. “She is a common presence at UCA athletic and veterans’ events,” Young said. “The rumor is that Becky bleeds purple. She is a true UCA Bear.”

Prior to UCA, Rasnick served as director of Special and Academic Programs and as the head instructor for Basic Skills Education at Central Texas College on the Fort Hood Campus. She also served as a head instructor at Temple University while her husband was stationed in Germany.

UCA completed the search for university registrar with Rasnick’s appointment. The search for director of athletic academic advising begins immediately.

“I know from talking with many people that Becky will be greatly missed in Athletic Academic Advising. However, she is passionate about our students and will be helping regularly as we make the transition to new leadership in the Athletic Academic Advising Center,” Runge said.