John D. Meldrum
Assistant Dean of Studies, Registrar & Director of Institutional Research
|Office Hours:||By appointment|
|Courses Taught:||HIS 300: U.S. History to 1877 (3 cr)|
|MNS 101: Theology of Ministry (2 cr)|
John Meldrum began his career in higher education in 2000 working as a student tour guide in the Office of Admissions at Oakland University (OU), where he was eventually brought on as a full-time employee. John worked in various departments at OU, including Undergraduate Admissions, Kresge Library, and Project Upward Bound. In 2004, he left higher education to serve in ministry full-time as Director of Faith Formation at St. Louis Parish. John has also served part-time as Director of Youth Ministry at Immaculate Conception, his home parish. In 2008, John began his position as Registrar at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, where the responsibilities of Assistant Dean of Studies and Director of Institutional Research were later added. Some of John’s current responsibilities include coordinating part time faculty professional development and human resources, serving on the Board of Trustees Development Committee, course scheduling, graduation, strategic planning and budgeting for the department, coordinating records and registration, and statistical reporting and analysis for internal departments and federal, state, and accrediting agencies.
John is a member of the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO), where he has served in the past as Chair of the Legislative Issues Committee, the State of Michigan's Committee on the Transferability of Credits, and the Michigan Transfer Agreement Implementation Committee. He currently serves as MACRAO’s President. John is also a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), where he has served as a member of the Federal Compliance Committee. In his capacity as Director of Institutional Research at the seminary, John is a member of the Association of Institutional Research (AIR).
John holds a B.A. in History from Oakland University, and an M.A. in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary. He serves on the College of Liberal Arts full-time faculty and teaches undergraduate courses in theology, ministry, and history. John also serves as a member of ComSpec International’s GEMS Board (student information system at the seminary), he is on the school board of his alma mater high school (Cardinal Mooney Catholic), and enjoys spending time with his wife (Katie) and two daughters (Amelia and Claire).