Students welcome the new University Registrar Agatha Onwunli with hopes that her commitment to improve the registrar’s office comes to fruition. Their complaints are myriad – from difficulty in accessing transcripts to course registration.
“My AP course never transferred onto my FAMU transcript. It took me visiting the Registrar’s Office four times to set my account straight,” said Jasmine Nieves, 18, a freshman fine arts student.
Students welcome the new University Registrar Agatha Onwunli with hopes that her commitment to improve the registrar’s office comes to fruition.
Nieves said that she hopes Onwunli will whip things into shape. Onwunli has promised change.
Onwunli, who began work on March 28, plans to enhance the university’s technology and customer service by reducing the use of paper in offices, easing the access to the release of transcripts, transferred credits and graduation information.
Onwunli feels that this new change in technology will be a great move for FAMU.
Graduating graphic design student Valeria Rodriguez agrees with Onwunli’s proposed changes.
“Technology is quickly taking over every aspect of our daily lives, and FAMU needs to be able to handle every issue comfortably,” Rodriguez said.
Onwunli said that her position will be no easy task; especially in the midst of the university’s restructure plans.
“I read online our president’s report on restructuring and was struck by how thorough and profound the study was and what a tough decision it will be to implement the recommendations,” Onwunli said. “If all goes well, we are looking at a university destined for great things and on the right path to a successful future.”
According to a press release provided by the university’s office of communication, Onwunli is more than capable for the job, as her experience is extensive.
Onwunli received her Bachelor of science in biology education and her master of science in education administration from Tuskegee University. Then she attained a doctorate in higher education from Florida State University.
Further more, at Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education in Owerri, Nigeria, Onwunli received a national certificate of education and in 2006, she worked for City Colleges of Chicago and lead facilitated interviews with PeopleSoft 8.0 Student Administration process owners.