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Two candidates for registrar visit campus

by Cheryl Roland

Nov. 3, 2011 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO--Two finalists for the position of Western Michigan University registrar will be on campus next month to meet with members of the WMU community and make formal presentations.

Candidates for Registrar

Montag has served in his present position at GVSU since late 2006. Prior to that, he served for two years as the registrar at Oklahoma State University and for four years as registrar at Rice University. His background also includes positions as director of admissions and records at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Neb., as well as registrar at Florida International University and the Florida Institute of Technology.

Montag earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from City University of New York and a master's degree in higher education administration and student personnel administration from Columbia University.

O'Flaherty has worked at the Department of Education since 2004, and she currently oversees the Direct Loan Division, disbursing about $400 billion in student loans annually. Prior to that, she served at WMU for eight years as director of financial aid and scholarships and as executive director of student services. The latter position included oversight of the Registrar's Office. Her background also includes financial aid positions at the University of Colorado-Boulder, California Polytechnic State University, Adelphi University and the University of Bridgeport.

O'Flaherty earned a bachelor's degree in history at Aledphi and a master's degree in education at Cal State Poly, from which she also earned a Certificate in Computers in Higher Education.

Both candidates' vitae can be found at