Cynthia Otts, Ed.D., has been appointed as the registrar at Park University. She began her duties at Park on Aug. 1.
As registrar, Otts is responsible for ensuring accuracy and security of student data and records — both current and former students — as well as ensuring the integrity of academic operations.
Otts has worked in higher education for 20 years, most recently as associate registrar at Indiana State University since June 2011. She began her higher education career as a financial aid specialist at Park University from 1996-97 and has since worked in various capacities in both student and academic services.
She previously held positions as dean of student services for two years at Grantham University, project/activity director at Kansas City Kansas Community College for four years, academic advisor/scholarship coordinator at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for one year and assistant director/community outreach coordinator at the University of Kansas TRIO Talent Search for six years.
Otts earned her Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Kansas, where she also earned her Master of Science degree in higher education administration. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from William Jewell College.