About the Office of the Registrar

Our Mission

The mission of the College of Charleston Office of the Registrar is to develop and maintain effective processes, procedures, and services necessary for the accurate and timely creation, maintenance, storage, auditing, transmission, and retrieval of student academic records from matriculation to graduation.  

Our Vision

  • The College of Charleston Office of the Registrar will preserve the integrity of the institution’s academic record by upholding the academic policies of the institution and insuring compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • The Office of the Registrar will strive to provide exemplary service by continually improving and technologically innovating our business processes for registration, scheduling, academic records, graduation, transfer credit evaluation, degree audit, and related functions. 
  • The Office of the Registrar will create and maintain a service-oriented office environment that encourages collaboration and cooperation with the constituencies it serves.
  • The Office of the Registrar will treat every person with courtesy and respect while providing quality, professional service in every transaction.

What Does the Office of the Registrar Do?

The Office of the Registrar (RO) provides many services to enrolled students and alumni for the College of Charleston.  This list highlights several of the services we provide but they are not necessarily limited to the items below.  The RO:

  • protects student rights as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • upholds academic policy in the maintenance of student academic records
  • maintains, preserves, and disseminates students’ official academic records
  • complies with and educates the campus on State and Federal policies relating to student records
  • contributes to and publishes the College's academic calendar in collaboration with Academic Affairs
  • maintains the course inventory and schedules course sections (including final examinations)
  • manages the undergraduate student program of study declaration process (POSM)
  • clears students for graduation and posts degrees
  • issues diplomas to students who have earned degrees
  • produces the undergraduate and graduate academic catalogs
  • maintains and produces student transcripts in partnership with Credential Solutions/Parchment
  • manages Ellucian Banner (student system) processes and security access for student data
  • maintains requirements of the Degree Works degree audit system
  • reviews and maintains inventory and fire code policy of classrooms on campus
  • schedules classrooms on main campus, Harbor Walk, Grice Marine Lab for course sections and academic events
  • provides quality customer service in assisting students, alumni, faculty and staff in-person, over the phone, via online chat, and by email
  • assists in the implementation and maintenance of the student information software used on campus


The Registrar's Office at the College of Charleston is a member of AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) and CACRAO (Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers).

Green Office Gold Certified

The Office of the Registrar and the Transfer Resource Center are Green Office Certified by the Center for Sustainable Development.  The Green Office Certification Program evaluates College of Charleston offices based on their actions and commitment to sustainability on campus. This program recognizes offices for achievements in different forms of sustainability and provides the tools and resources to help offices improve.
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Meet Our Team Members

Lisa Chestney Leeke, Interim University Registrar and Director of the Transfer Resource Center

Customer Service

Claudia Chirinos, Lead Customer Service Representative

Sarah Cavallaro, Customer Service Support

Emme Manlapas, Customer Service Support

Registration and Scheduling

Julie Dahl, Senior Associate Registrar

Jennifer Amos, Registration and Scheduling Assistant

Pamela Mauldin, Registration and Scheduling Assistant

Student Services and Operations

Julie Dahl, Senior Associate Registrar

Jerry Mackeldon, Degree Works Specialist

Tom Buchheit, Associate Director of Student Systems Security, Access, and Training

Franklin Czwazka, Catalog and Curriculum Systems Manager

Micaela Jupiter, Program of Study Management (POSM) Data Entry 

Student Records and Graduation (located in Lightsey Center, Suite B-12)

Amanda Obi, Associate Registrar for Graduation and Student Records

Kelly Mielke, Assistant Registrar for Graduation

Britton Neville, Graduation Coordinator

Lisa Waller, Transcript Coordinator and Records Scanning and Indexing Specialist

Laetitia Sobiesuo, Associate Registrar for Records Retention, Grading, and Enrollment Status

Transfer Resource Center (located in Lightsey Center, Suite 258; transfer.cofc.edu)

Lisa Chestney Leeke, Director

Dawn Bare, Assistant Director

Kaylin Bouknight, Transfer Admissions Counselor

Tracey Foster, Pre-Transfer Advisor

Stephanie Smith, Manager for Continuing Student Transfer Evaluation

Emily Thickens, Manager for Military Transfer Evaluation

Hali Palmer, Graduate Assistant