Interim Placements

Michele Neary joins focusEDU as Consulting Director

Michele Neary has joined the team of focusEDU as a Consulting Director.

Michele NearyMost recently, Michele served as the University Registrar at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana for ten years before leaving in August 2022 to pursue her interests in consulting. She has worked in the profession for 31 years, serving in a variety of student records positions at Indiana University-Bloomington for 18 years, then as Associate Registrar at Northwestern University for three years.

She is adept at engaging stakeholders in conversations to build consensus around best practices, academic policies, and business process improvements to ensure academic integrity while engaging students and enhancing their university experience. Her work with a range of institutions from large publics to small privates has given her a variety of experiences in student records, academic affairs, and curriculum management along with the understanding that optimal solutions are primarily dependent on institution type.  focusEDU advocates for the wisdom of professional interim placements as a sound transitional strategy.

Michele received her Bachelor’s degree in History, her Master of Information Science, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Michele looks forward to serving the needs of the higher education community for registrar services and best practices as a Consulting Director for focusEDU.