Past Presidents of IACRAO

Katherine George (1950-1951)

Katherine "Kay" George began working in the registrar's office at Northwestern University in 1921. She started out in the CAS [?] registrar's office and became CAS registrar in 1926. In the 1940s the school registrar's offices were combined. It is believed that she became the University registrar at that time.

While registrar Ms. George saw Northwestern University progress form posting grades by hand to posting grades using typewriters, then to hear transfer machines, then to labels. She also saw the change from manual registration to a tab-card based registration around 1955, to a computerized registration using tab-cards around 1962.

Though described as diminutive Ms. George held quite a presence and was remembered by students long after graduation.

Katherine George retired from Northwestern University in 1968. She remained in the Chicago area but enjoyed traveling . (d. 1985)