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Tim Ebner to retire after 17 years at the U

The university registrar will retire on July 22.

University Registrar Tim Ebner announced that he will retire on July 22.

After joining the University of Utah in January 2006, Ebner improved the university’s ability to serve students with new technologies, especially while navigating numerous changes made necessary by COVID. From protecting the privacy of digital records to awarding incoming students their pre-college earned credits, Ebner’s assurance of, “don’t panic,” eased many stressful situations.

“Anyone who knows Tim knows his booming laugh is enough to fill a room, and his attention to detail has curtailed potential disaster time after time,” said Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Martell Teasley. “I am grateful for his leadership.”

Ebner has worked in his profession for more than 40 years, including at three other institutions. At the U, he was commencement co-chair while overseeing an office that served ever-increasing numbers of students. Colleagues acknowledge Ebner’s love for the U, can-do attitude and sincere collegiality.

A national search to replace Ebner will be launched in the fall.