John Papinchak, University Registrar-The HUB - Carnegie Mellon University

John Papinchak, University Registrar

In his role as University Registrar, John Papinchak focuses on student privacy, data stewardship & governance, academic policy, academic calendars and Registrar classrooms. Mr. Papinchak began working at Carnegie Mellon's Office of Admission in 1984 and in 1988 became an Associate Director of Admission. He served as the Director of Summer Studies from 1986 until 1994. In 1994, Mr. Papinchak became Carnegie Mellon's University Registrar. He was involved in the re-engineering of Enrollment Services in 1995 and implementing several process improvements including the first Student Information Online (SIO), online registration (OLR) and electronic grades (E-Grades/FIO). He has since been intimately involved in the Student Services Suite (S3) project to modernize SIO, the implementation of My Plaid Student and the current S3 Admin Console and S3 Faculty Course & Grade Information.  Mr. Papinchak currently sits on the Associate Deans' Council, Associate Deans for Graduate Programs, the University Education Council and serves on the University Committee on Discipline.

Mr. Papinchak received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with an additional major in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon in 1984. In 1990, he earned a Master of Science degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon's H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management. He has been active in several professional organizations, including American Association of Universities' Registrars currently serving as a board member and Treasurer, along with past roles in MSACRAO and AACRAO. Mr. Papinchak is a former Staff Council Representative, former SC Chair and former member of the Carnegie Mellon Admissions Council (CMAC). He has served as the co-sponsor of Carnegie Mellon's Faculty/Staff blood drives with the Central Blood Bank since 1986. He is also a faculty advisor with Alpha Phi Omega's Kappa Chapter, presently chairing the Advisory Committee. He has served as a class representative as part of the Inspire Innovation campaign and an alumni volunteer, and a member of the Order of The May and a Loyal Scot. Outside of Carnegie Mellon, Mr. Papinchak has been involved as a Cubmaster and Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America, local Little League president and coach, local soccer association president and board member, and recreational and travel soccer coach. He remains active as a local soccer referee officiating youth and high school matches and is the current registrar for PA West's State Referee Committee.  He lives in South Park with his wife and three sons.  

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