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Ohio University Registrar Emeritus Bill Jones Dies

He was pivotal in implementing the university's Degree Audit Reporting System

Former Ohio University registrar and assistant vice president for academic services Bill Jones, a 38-year University employee known for advancing technology and advocating for students in the registrar's office, passed away on Dec. 5. He was 80.

Jones played a key role in implementing the university's Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS), and also worked to launch the first website for the registrar's office, replacing the old three-by-five card system with an automated computer system students could use to get their grades, register for classes and check their progress toward their degrees.

Current Ohio University Registrar Deb Benton considered Jones a great mentor who helped open doors for her. He also supported initiatives to make course offerings, grades, class lists and same-day transcripts available online.

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