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SAU Tech Registrar Earns Emerging Leader Award

SAU Tech Registrar Earns Emerging Leader Award

Wayne Banks, Registrar for Southern Arkansas University Tech, was recently awarded the Emerging Leader Award for 2017 by the American Association of Colligate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Banks has been at SAU Tech for 22 years and during that time has actively participated in the state and national organizations (SACRAO, AACRAO, and ArkACRAO).

Banks finds the time to volunteer for activities, committees, and associations’ leadership boards to help keep SAU Tech at the forefront. Banks is currently the Chair of the Nominations & Elections Committee for both AACRAO and SACRAO. This is the first time that anyone has been selected to this leadership position by both associations at the same time. This is truly an accomplishment and something to be proud of for the state of Arkansas, SAU Tech, and himself. Before becoming Chair-elect, Banks served 2 terms on the SACRAO Executive Committee including serving a two-year term as their Vice-President of Records and Registration. He has also previously served as the President of the Arkansas association, ArkACRAO.

Banks is a very social person who enjoys spending time with friends and family whenever it is possible. In addition to his rigorous commitments to the profession, Banks enjoys being involved in the local community, working at his church and volunteering on different projects and activities. He gives his time (among other things) to local and national charities, including the March of Dimes, and the American Red Cross.

Banks had this to say about working in higher education, “I try my best to be an enthusiastic, dedicated employee that always puts the best interest of students first…since they are the reason why we in higher education have jobs.”

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