[TACRAO] Listserv name changes

Jeff Rhodes rhodesjh at utpa.edu
Fri Nov 22 17:13:07 CST 2013

Good evening, colleagues.  I'm taking a stand, and I need to know if you would do the same.

Student graduates and later returns and completes an application for faculty employment (in our applicant tracking system).  The SSN and date of birth match, but the name has now changed (due to marriage, divorce, or court order).  Since the former student's file now will be also a faculty record, I've been asked to allow the applicant tracking system to overwrite the name information in the student record.  I said no - we only process a name change at the request of the student when accompanied by sufficient documentation.

Question, would you allow the applicant data to overwrite your student record data?



Jeff Rhodes, Ed.D.
University Registrar
University of Texas-Pan American
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

"If you don't like change, you'll like irrelevance even less."
- General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

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