University Registrar to Resign
YU has recently announced that the University's Registrar, Diana Chadi, will be stepping down after four years of service. Ms. Chadi explained that she wishes to pursue other opportunities in the field of higher education. Upon her departure Ms. Chadi will be focusing her energies in attaining her doctorate from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College.
Chadi herself had only good things to say regarding her tenure here at YU. “I have spent the last 15 years at YU both as a student and as an administrator and they have been some of the most fulfilling and exciting years of my life. I will miss YU dearly and plan to be engaged as a proud alumna”. Before her time as Registrar, Chadi attended Stern College for Women from 2002-2006, and earned degrees in biology and sociology. After that, she split her time between studying at Wurzweiler School of Social Work and serving as the Associate Registrar.
With YU’s budgetary concerns, some people viewed Chadi’s departure as an opportunity to downsize the Office of the Registrar, like had been done previously with the departure of Dean Eichler in the Dean’s Office. In response to these concerns, Provost Botman stated that the University’s main goal is to ensure that students have all of the services necessary to succeed, and that Student Affairs has no intention of downsizing the department.
When asked for comment regarding Chadi’s departure, Botman responded that “Diana Chadi has contributed to student success and to the university in countless ways over the years of her service. We are deeply appreciate of all that Diana has done to improve the registrar's office and attend to students. We will miss her and wish her well”.