by Heather Morales
Cindy Knudson was named the new registrar in the University of La Verne’s College of Law on March 6.
According to Kenneth Held, dean of the College of Law, Knudson was promoted from being the dean’s secretary to the registrar when the former registrar, Mary Ann Turner, resigned.
The position had been vacant since Turner resigned in mid-October.
The hiring committee included Held, Irving Prager, assistant dean of the College of Law; John Osborne, marketing director for the College of Law and Marilyn Davies, ULV registrar.
“We thought Cindy would do the best job,” said Held.
Knudson started working at the University as the dean’s secretary last May and had previously worked at Newport Pacific Funding and as a legal secretary before coming to ULV.
She likes working in a small university setting rather than in the business community.
“The people that you’re working with are here for a common goal—higher education,” said Knudson. “I love the atmosphere; I love working with the students.”
As a secretary, she was only working with her bosses. As the registrar, she gets to see the University on a larger scale.
“I get to go to meetings and meet people from other departments, it makes me aware of how important every job is,” she said.
Knudson received her associate degree in psychology from Citrus College and is currently completing her bachelor’s degree here at ULV.