Former University Registrar John Q. Pierce (CAS ’72) announced in a Jan. 8 email to the Georgetown community that he has left the position of registrar and will instead serve as an assistant provost in the registrar’s office before retiring at the end of the spring semester.
Pierce has worked at Georgetown for over 40 years, and has served as university registrar for 32 years.
Pierce began working for Georgetown in the School of Continuing Studies as a student worker before moving on to work for the registrar’s office after he graduated in 1972. During his tenure as university registrar, he has overseen the automation of Georgetown’s course registration, as well as the implementation of the MyDegree Audit system. Pierce was recently recognized with the Georgetown Alumni Admissions Program Board of Advisors Award for his longstanding contributions to the university.
“It has been an honor and a pleasure for me to be able to serve Georgetown and its faculty and students as University Registrar for the past thirty-two years,” Pierce wrote. “I pray that you will be happy, successful and committed to the service of others so as to make the world a better place as you move through your life.”
In an interview with The Hoya, Pierce said that he is proud of Georgetown’s commitment to Jesuit education and values and is grateful for the impact Georgetown has had on his life.
Pierce said that he is looking forward to spending time with his grandchildren during his retirement and that he may audit a language class at Georgetown.
The university has not yet announced who will replace Pierce as registrar.
A long form feature on Pierce’s tenure, accomplishments and views on Georgetown’s transformation and future direction will appear in a forthcoming issue of The Hoya.
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