FLORENCE – Dollie Newhouse, Francis Marion University’s director of career development, has been named as the new university registrar, effective Jan. 1, 2012.
Newhouse will replace H. Elizabeth McLean, who will retire December 31 after 17 years as registrar.
“It is with great reluctance that we’ve accepted Mrs. McLean’s decision to retire. She has served this university so well and ably and is held in such high regard by faculty, staff and students alike,” said FMU President Fred Carter. “We are quite confident, however, that Ms. Newhouse will continue the tradition of exemplary service that is characteristic of that office.”
A native of Keyser, W.Va., Newhouse earned a bachelor’s degree in English from West Virginia University in 1997 and a master’s in English in 2002 from the University of South Carolina.
She has taught at USC, Coker College, Central Carolina Technical College and FMU. Her specialty is 20th century American literature.
As registrar, Newhouse will serve as the trustee of all student record information including transcripts and enrollment history. The relationship of the registrar’s office to the undergraduate and graduate schools is vital to the seamless gathering and transfer of student information throughout campus, all course scheduling and the overall academic calendar for the university.