Polly Winfrey Griffin

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Polly Winfrey Griffin
Helm Building

The Office of the Registrar is the steward of student records, ensuring their accuracy, confidentiality and security in accordance with applicable regulations (notably the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act - FERPA) and with best practices in higher education. The office provides academic and enrollment services, including course selection, grading, course evaluation, exam scheduling, enrollment/degree certification and transcript release in support of Princeton’s diverse academic community. The registrar has the functional leadership responsibility for PeopleSoft Student Records. The office is key holder for submission of federal IPEDS reports and reports to numerous other state, federal and accrediting organizations as well as internal University constituents and external entities such as the National Student Clearinghouse and US News. The office has a robust institutional reporting and research function.

Polly Winfrey Griffin has been University registrar since August 1, 2006. Prior to working at Princeton, she was registrar at Dartmouth from 1999 to 2006 and at Davidson College from 1987 to 1999. She is a cum laude graduate of Westhampton College of the University of Richmond with honors in psychology; she earned a master’s degree in counseling and rehabilitation from West Virginia University. In addition to working with numerous committees and initiatives at the University, she serves on the editorial board of College and University, on the advisory committee of the National Student Clearinghouse, on the Board of the American Association of University Registrars, is a trustee of the Arts Council of Princeton and is a member of several committees of professional organizations.