Advocacy Day 2022

Several MACRAO members attended College Access Advocacy Day 2022 in Lansing on Tuesday, April 26. This year's event was organized by the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN), partnering with MACAC, MSFAA, and MACRAO. It was the largest in-person advocacy event to date, with 87 attendees meeting with 76 state representatives, state senators, and their staff members.

If you weren't able to attend, you can view the 2022 Legislative Priorities document and the recommendations for the use of the state's remaining ARPA funding. These documents were shared with Michigan's legislators during our meetings with them.

MACRAO Legislative Issues committee members Patti Mousseau, Dan Vainner, and Misty Pranga at Advocacy Day 2022 in Lansing.

Remembering Old Friends

MACRAO was recently informed of the passing of three long-time volunteers who gave many years of service to the association:

  • Susan Cushnier died on March 21, 2022. Susan retired from the University of Michigan - Dearborn in 2017, finishing her career as Director of the SOAR (Support, Opportunities, Advocacy, and Resources for Nontraditional Students) Program.
  • Dugald “Scotty” McMillan died on December 13, 2021, at the age of 78. He was the registrar at Michigan State University in the 1970s through the 1990s, and was president of MACRAO in 1988-89.
  • Vickie Scavone died on January 10, 2022, at the age of 63. She worked at Walsh College for many years and was involved with MACRAO on the Executive Board, on several committees, and as a presenter at conferences.

We remember them fondly and thank them one last time for their devotion to MACRAO. Please keep their friends and family in your thoughts.



The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers is a nonprofit association of institutions of higher education. We provide opportunities for the exchange of information, networking, and professional development concerning issues of common interest in the areas of registration, record keeping, admissions, recruitment and enrollment management.

Founded in 1921, MACRAO is entering its 102nd year of continuous service to students, staff, and faculty of Michigan's colleges and universities.

The MACRAO Swag Shoppe

If you'd like to show your MACRAO pride, we have a number of items on which you can have the official MACRAO logo or the 100th Anniversary logo printed! Visit the MACRAO Swag Shoppe at for details and to place your order! (A portion of your purchase goes to support MACRAO professional development opportunities.)