Vice Provost & University Registrar
The Vice Provost and University Registrar has responsibilities across the five countries served by AKU for academic quality assurance and administration, including policy development, programme planning and approval, accreditation and regulatory compliance with various government and regulatory agencies, academic space utilisation, the academic secretariat and ensuring that AKU's standards for admission, enrolment and academic progression and graduation are safeguarded. In addition, Mr Ariano is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Registrar's Offices in Pakistan, East Africa and the UK, including the integrity of student records, the maintenance of the student information database and course repository, enrolment management, the issuing of transcripts and the University's convocation ceremonies.
Mr Ariano is the founding Registrar at AKU and has served the University since April 2008. Mr Ariano, a Canadian national, holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and has over 37 years of experience and expertise working within university structures and governance. His last appointment prior to joining AKU was as Registrar at the McMaster University. He also served at York University and Brock University in a similar capacity and at Osgoode Hall Law School as Assistant Dean (Student Services).
In addition to serving on the executive committee of the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC), Mr Ariano has served the Registrars' Association as a member of the National Transcript Guide Task Force; the ARUCC/HRSDC Task Force on Registered Education Savings Plans; and the Canada Revenue Agency advisory committee on Transit Passes Programs at post-secondary institutions. He has represented McMaster University on the Council of Ontario Universities' (COU) Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Task Force and the COU Working Group on "Increasing Access to Credentials Recognition for Internationally Education Professionals". Mr Ariano has presented papers on fake degrees and phony transcripts to regional national and international university administrator and registrar conferences.