New Registrar Ewa Nowicki Joins College Community
Issue   |   Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:13

Ewa Nowicki assumed the role of the college’s new registrar on Jan. 8, according to an email announcement sent by Dean of the Faculty Catherine Epstein to the college community on Jan. 5.

The search committee for the new registrar was impressed “with the skills and experience that Ewa will bring to her important role at the college, her dedication to the liberal arts mission and her commitment to the equity and inclusion of underrepresented communities in higher education,” Epstein wrote.

According to Epstein’s email, Nowicki holds a B.M. degree in voice performance from Boston Conservatory and an M.A. degree in Central and European Studies from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Nowicki has held registrarial positions at Stanford and and Hult International Business School.

Prior to her new position at Amherst, Nowicki worked as the senior assistant registrar at Boston University.

Nowicki wrote in an email interview that she decided to join the Amherst community because she saw the role as a “wonderful opportunity to contribute to an exceptional institution and community.”

In a separate interview, Epstein said she is “confident that [Nowicki] has the technological and interpersonal skills to be an outstanding registrar.”

Nowicki will help adopt new technologies that will aid the college in course registration, record keeping and advising, Epstein added.

As registrar, Nowicki is responsible for many of the college’s academic operations, police enforcement and management of academic records.

According to Nowicki, “a key part of my role is to ensure that the amazing staff within my office have the tools and information that they need to continue to provide service to the community.”

Nowicki said her life has been personally and professionally transformed by her experiences in higher education, which sparked her interest in pursuing a career in the field.

She is passionate about issues of equity, diversity and inclusion and aims to help make higher education available to all populations.

In her new position, she hopes to “partner with offices and individuals across campus on utilizing the current tools we have to provide better support and service to students, faculty and staff.”