John Stanton served as Registrar for Ithaca College for 27 years. He passed away in 2019.
Interview Questions

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01. This is Elise Huston interviewing John Stanton in the Ithaca College Library on May 31, 2006

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

02. State your name and date of birth. How long have you been in Ithaca? What was your own college experience like?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

03. When were you appointed to your post? How did the growing technology affect the Registrar’s Office?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

04. As Registrar what were your responsibilities?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

05. What was your role in helping to evolve the registration process? Do you think that using a computer could have been just as frustrating as the paper process?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

06. What kind of relationship did the faculty members share with the administration? Did the faculty have any say in the administration of the college? What is your perception of the administrations under which you served the College? What was the male – female ratio when you joined the department? Did you see a visible shift in trend during your years at Ithaca College? Did you ever have any problems with information getting out that wasn’t supposed to?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

07. IC witnessed a tremendous growth in terms of campus-size as well as the student body. How did that affect the Registrar’s Office?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

08. What was the registration process like when you first came to IC? Were there many problems? What kind of progress did you see with the registration process? How has it changed? How did online registration change the job of the Registrar? Do you know how they came up with the “who registers first” list?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

09. How would you describe your relationship with the students? Did it change?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

10. Describe student and campus life as you saw it in the 1970s and ‘80s. How did the student unrest of the ‘70s affect you at all?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

11. Outside of your position as Registrar, were you involved in anything else on-campus? Did you maintain your position as Registrar while you were teaching? Was it difficult time-wise at all? Did you feel that you had to compromise or sacrifice family time for work?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

12. What is your perception of the administrations under which you served the College?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

13. What were some things you disliked about your job as Registrar? Some things you liked?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

14. In what ways has our relationship with Cornell University changed over the years?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

15. If you were writing the history of the College what would you include from your years here?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

16. What are your memories of some of the major events that took place during your years at IC?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

17. How have you maintained your connection to Ithaca College since your retirement?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College

18. Is there anything you would like to add to any of the questions or anything else from your experience here?

John D. Stanton, Ithaca College