Lee Richards

University Registrar
740-368-3200 | lprichards@owu.edu

As Ohio Wesleyan's University Registrar, Lee is tasked with creating a vision, leading strategic planning, ensuring proper record management, and reducing barriers to graduation. While overseeing the functions of an efficient, student-focused office, he identifies and implements innovative practices to continuously improve the quality and scope of the services we provide to our students, alumni, staff, and faculty. 

Since 2004, Lee has worked in various roles in higher education, mostly in the context of graduate theological schools. This experience has ranged in roles from Admissions/Recruitment, to Registrar/Academic Services, Strategic Enrollment Management, Financial Aid, Institutional Research and Assessment, Information Technology, and a bit of classroom teaching on the side. 

Lee earned a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Civilization from Bowling Green State University in 2000, followed by a Master of Divinity from Phoenix Seminary in 2010. He is a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) in the Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Toledo.

"I believe that Higher Education Administration can be both a calling and a passion. My journey in this field began in 2004 as a means of paying for graduate school but over time evolved into a satisfying career. Ultimately, it has become something even more significant: a passion. This passion is rooted in my appreciation for efficiency, equity, and good order and from my corresponding dislike of bureaucratic systems that squander resources, perpetuate inequalities in access, and place unnecessary barriers between students and success. I am passionate about higher education administration because, when done well, it can transfuse our institutions with vitality and creativity." - Lee Richards


Joni Garloch '17

Associate Registrar
740-368-3203 | jlgarloc@owu.edu

Joni manages our National Student Clearinghouse reporting, ensuring that enrollment and degree reports are submitted in a timely fashion and ensuring that students and alumni have prompt access to official transcripts, enrollment, and degree verifications. She also works with our Degree Audit system to help students and their faculty advisors track progress towards degree completion.  

Joni earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a major in Non-Fiction Writing from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2017 and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1985 with a major in Advertising and Public Relations. She began working at OWU in 2007 as the Development Office Assistant and Constituent Records Coordinator before joining the Office of the Registrar in early 2023.

Contact Joni to request support in any of the following areas:

  • Transcripts and Apostille
  • Degree Verifications and Enrollment Verifications
  • Degree Audits / Senior Checkouts
  • Registration, Adds, Drops, and Withdrawals
  • Grades and Incompletes
  • Auditing Courses
  • Credit/No-entry Process
  • Departures and Leaves of Absence
  • Returns and Reinstatements
  • Guest / Special Student Applications
  • Diplomas and Commencement

Adrienne Luke

Transfer Evaluation Specialist
740-368-3206 | ahluke@owu.edu

Adrienne evaluates all forms of prior learning that may qualify as college credit, empowering  students to advance more efficiently in their studies at Ohio Wesleyan University. Adrienne maintains our Transfer Evaluation System database, assists students and parents with navigating Transferology, and runs an approachable and straightforward transfer process for all OWU students

Adrienne is a first-generation university student, earning an Associate of Arts (2006) and a Bachelor of Arts (2008) in Journalism and Communication with a minor in International Studies from The Ohio State University (Mansfield campus and Columbus campus, respectively). At the Mansfield Campus, Adrienne was a Resident Assistant for two years and played Club Soccer. At the Columbus campus, Adrienne joined the Varsity Women's Rowing team for a year as a novice coxswain and started her faith journey, too. In 2010, Adrienne earned her Master's of Science in Education from the University of Dayton in Pupil Services K-12 School Counseling. She has held various positions at OWU since 2010 including Interim Coordinator of Accessibility Services and Testing Center and Academic Coach for the Bishop ACCESS Program.

Adrienne is married to a former teacher from her first job, also a fellow athlete, and together they are raising three children, tolerating an old dog, and figuring out how to be grown-ups.

Contact Adrienne for assistance in any of the following areas:

  • Transfer Credit Evaluation (for incoming OWU students)
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Evaluations
  • A-Level and International Baccalaureate Evaluations
  • Other Prior Credit Evaluations and Waivers
  • Transfer Credit Pre-Approvals (for current OWU students)
  • Transferology
  • Transfer Equivalency Self-Service Tool


Michele Serena

Associate Registrar | VA School Certifying Official (SCO)
740-368-3204 | mlserena@owu.edu

Michele manages the VA Education Benefits Program and collaborates with the Department of Veterans Affairs to support our military veterans and their beneficiaries. She also provides support to students, families, faculty, and staff in all aspects of the Registrar's Office. In addition, she communicates with department chairs to maintain updated course schedules and to ensure that catalog information is accurate and current.

Michele has an extensive background in higher education with years of experience in many different capacities. She completed a Computer Science Certification at Eastland Career Center before studying Business and Management at DeVry University. She has worked in OWU's Office of the Registrar since 2018.

Contact Michele to receive support in any of the following areas:

  • Veteran Affairs (VA) Education Benefits
  • New York Arts Program (NYAP) credit evaluations
  • Academic Status Committee (ASC) Petitions
  • Approved Semester Schedule Changes
  • Course Creation and Updates
  • Instructor Assignments
  • University Catalog / Acalog
  • Academic and ADA Classroom Assignments
  • Report and Data Requests



Office of the Registrar
University Hall 007
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3200
F 740-368-3210
E registrar@owu.edu

Office Hours

M-F   8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-5 p.m.