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Barbara Prescott
Prescott named University Registrar
By David West

NATCHITOCHES – Barbara Prescott has been named University Registrar at Northwestern State University. Her appointment has been approved by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

Prescott will supervise and manage the University Registrar’s Office including functions for student and faculty academic services, registration and graduation, records, Veteran Affairs and NCAA Certification.

She has served as acting registrar since September 2018. Her responsibilities include supervising and managing all functions of the University Registrar's Office, supervising and managing academic student records in the Banner system, supervising Banner security, authorizing access to the student system, and coordinating the processes for the Curriculum Review Council and the production of the University Catalog.

Her job includes chairing several university committees including the Registration, Credits and Graduation Council, Grade Appeal Committee, Commencement Committee, Registration Committee, Data Entry Standards Council and the Academic Calendar Committee. Prescott supervises the collection and maintenance of grades, coordinates and produces the 14th-class day count and graduation count reports to the Administration at NSU, the State Board of Regents and the Board of Supervisors. She assists faculty, staff and students through counseling, advising and the interpretation and enforcement of academic policies.

Prescott has nearly three decades of experience in the University Registrar’s Office. She was a University Records Analyst Coordinator from 1990-2008 then served as Assistant to the Registrar for Student Services from 2008-2018.

Prescott earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology along with a Master of Arts in Adult Education at Northwestern State.