Brad Maki named University Registrar

Wake Forest University Registrar Brad Maki headshotWake Forest is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Maki as its new University registrar, effective August 1. Maki brings nearly two decades of higher education experience to this pivotal role, most recently serving as senior associate registrar at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

At Michigan, Maki led a team of 16 staff members and supervisors across multiple departments, including records and enrollment, transcripts, certification and diplomas, student services, and tuition and tees. He supported 19 schools and colleges across the university, collaborating closely with deans, faculty and staff.

“Brad Maki is a strategic, collaborative leader with a proven record of innovation in registrar services and enhancing support for students,” said Anne E. Hardcastle, associate provost for academic affairs and chair of the search committee. “His expertise in academic policy, compliance, student information systems, and building cross-campus partnerships makes him an ideal choice for University registrar as we advance Wake Forest’s academic mission and fully implement our new Workday Student system.”

As University Registrar, Maki will provide leadership and vision to the Office of the Registrar staff while fostering a culture of inclusivity, transparency and service. He will play a key role in advising on academic policy matters and administration, collaborating with partners across the University and in the College and professional schools.

Prior to his role at Michigan, Maki served as director of graduate admissions at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he managed recruitment and admissions for 37 academic programs. His diverse background also includes experience in marketing and broadcast television, for which he received two Michigan Emmy awards.

Maki holds an MA in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University.

“I am honored to join Wake Forest University as University registrar,” said Maki. “I look forward to collaborating with faculty, staff and students to enhance the registrar’s office services and support Wake Forest’s commitment to academic excellence and its motto of Pro Humanitate.”

Maki will set the strategic vision for registrar-related functions across the University, implement systems and structures to support effective student data and records management and play a crucial role in the ongoing implementation and optimization of Workday Student. He will also focus on fostering greater coordination and communication among Wake Forest’s various academic units.

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