Trinity's faculty and staff monthly e-newsletter

September 2004

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Convocation Launches ’04 – ’05 Academic Year
President James F. Jones, Jr. formally welcomed the members of the Class of 2008 to Trinity on September 2, 2004. more

Faculty Approves Enhanced First-Year Program
In a move designed to enhance an already successful program, the faculty in April approved an expanded First-Year Program to begin in the fall of 2005. more

  Clare Rossini Appointed Director of the Trinity Center for Collaborative Teaching and Research
The center’s mission is to foster interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty, students, and community members in the pursuit of critical thinking and intellectual engagement. more

Trinity Golf League Celebrates Second Season
Chippers, putters, and duffers gathered at Smith House on September 14 for a banquet to mark the successful conclusion of the summer golf league’s second season. more

About the Class of 2008
The members of this year’s first-year class hail from 31 states, plus the District of Columbia, as well as 11 foreign countries. more

  Sports Highlights
First week sports action and two new coaches. more

In the News here for recent media coverage of Trinity College.

Who's New
A list of those who have recently joined the Trinity Community. more

  What they’re reading…

Milla Riggio
James J. McCook Professor of English more

With President Jones at the controls, the College is set for a November 6 groundbreaking for the Community Sports Complex.


Patricia McGregor

After more than seven years as registrar at the University of Wisconsin Colleges, where she recently oversaw the transition to PeopleSoft software for student records and was responsible for the administrative services of 13 campuses plus an online program, Patty McGregor was ready for a change. A small liberal arts college was just what she was looking for. “I got into education because I wanted to work with students,” she says. “At Wisconsin, I was stuck in an office and had very little face-to-face interaction with anyone. Almost everything was done via e-mail and telephone; it was very impersonal. I’m looking forward to working with everyone at Trinity and being part of the campus community.”

McGregor says that she didn’t intend to become a registrar, but that circumstances pushed her in that direction. Although she grew up on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire—both her parents worked there—she had set her sights on a career in international business. “Nobody grows up thinking that they’re going to be a registrar,” she laughs. “It just doesn’t happen. I worked in the graduate studies office when I was a student at Eau Claire, doing registrations, degree checks, and things like that. Shortly after I got my master’s degree, the stock market crashed and the job market dried up. So I took a temporary job working on a new add/drop registration system, and I liked it. I remember that my father sort of smiled and, the next day, brought home the Chronicle of Higher Education. I’ve been at it ever since.”

Prior to her position at the University of Wisconsin Colleges, McGregor was registrar at Marian College in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and assistant registrar at the University of Tampa. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in international business studies from the University of South Carolina. An avid knitter, McGregor also likes to travel and read mystery novels in her free time.

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