David Sauter

David SauterUniversity Registrar


Dave Sauter, University Registrar at Miami University since 2006, is in his 32nd year in the registrar profession and 37th year in higher education. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Miami University; he has also completed doctoral work at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to returning to Miami, Sauter served as Assistant Vice President and University Registrar at Wright State University from 1999-2006, University Registrar at Xavier University from 1991-1999, and Director of Records, Registration, and Advising at the Middletown Campus of Miami University from 1984-1991.

Sauter has been active in the Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (OACRAO), holding various offices including President, Treasurer, and Vice President of Workshops. His committee service has been varied, most notably within Professional Development and Admission and International Committees as well as several instances as State Conference Local Arrangements Co-Chair. Within the national association, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), he has been Vice-Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee, Chair of the Financial Aid Committee, and is currently associated with AACRAO Consulting, building upon prior consulting experiences.

Presentations, workshops, and areas of expertise within OACRAO and AACRAO have included topics such as: impacting instructional spaces and overall facility utilization; optimizing staffing structures amidst resource evolutions; aiding in developing future-facing initiatives such as One Stop and Student Success Centers; overseeing software selection and implementation; reducing fraudulent credentials among business communities; enhancing services within registrar offices as well as partnering with divisions across the university; linking registrar and academic advising; optimizing performance appraisal processes; identifying workplace issues; and, a broad array of registrar operational topics.

Sauter authored a chapter in the 2005 AACRAO publication, The Registrar's Guide: Evolving Best Practices in Records and Registration, as well as "Budgeting 101” and “Fraud on the Electronic Campus” in College and University. His most recent publication is a co-authored chapter in the Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management titled “The Registrar of the Future,” a 2014 AACRAO academic publication.

Sauter is honored to have received the Garland Parker Award for service to AACRAO and OACRAO in 2005 and the Linus Ryland Award for service to OACRAO in 1998.