LSU Registrar Robert Doolos Honored by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

04/23/2013 03:35 PM

BATON ROUGE – University Registrar Robert Doolos recently received two honors by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, or AACRAO, at its annual meeting held in San Francisco April 14-17. Doolos was recognized as this year’s sole recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and joined seven members in receiving honorary membership to the association.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an AACRAO member for exceptional contributions over an extended period of time for service to AACRAO at the national level in the areas of program, scholarship, committee or other activities worthy of recognition.

In their recognition, the AACRAO said, “There are countless individuals behind the scenes at AACRAO, but few have been as involved and contributed as selflessly and effectively as Robert Doolos.”

Doolos has been a “tireless contributor” when the AACRAO annual meeting comes to New Orleans. He served as a member of the Publications Committee for the Annual meeting in 1990, chair of the Registration Committee and as a member of the Local Arrangements committee in 2000, and co-chair for volunteers in 2010.

Doolos also served as co-chair and chair for the Taskforce on Association Governance from 2009-2012. He has presented at the AACRAO annual meetings on “EDI Success Stories,” “EDI Basics,” “EDI – It’s Not Just Transcripts,” and following Hurricane Katrina, “LSU in the Eye of the Storm: A University Model for Disaster Response.”

He has served in numerous other positions and committees, and in 2010, he was awarded the Thomas A. Bilger Citation for Service.

According to AACRAO, “The life of AACRAO and our profession have been elevated by his [Doolos] exemplary service and integrity.”
Upon his retirement, Doolos will be awarded Honorary Membership to the association. Honorary membership is bestowed on members who have recently retired or are about to retire and have made significant contributions to the organization.

AACRAO noted that Doolos will be retiring after more than three decades in the profession. During that time, he demonstrated excellent leadership at his institution and in his state and region. A consummate volunteer and proponent of service, he never hesitates to offer assistance when needed.

Doolos received a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Arkansas in 1971 and a Master of Arts from LSU in 1977. He has served as university registrar since 1991 and began working at LSU as an academic counselor in the College of Arts & Sciences, now known as the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, in 1977. In addition to his career in higher education, he served his country as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and retired with the rank of major.

AACRAO is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education admissions and registration professionals who represent more than 2,600 institutions and agencies in the United States and in over 40 countries around the world. The mission of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers is to serve and advance higher education by providing leadership in academic and enrollment services. For more information, visit  

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013