Hello, my name is . . . Michael F. Baker

On Mondays, the Daily Voice introduces you to a member of the UMass Medical School community—could be a new face, or maybe one that’s has been around for a while. We’ve asked our subjects to answer a few questions that might give you insight into their personalities. If you have a suggestion as to someone who might be profiled, let us know at ummscommunications@umassmed.edu.


 

Michael F. Baker is the UMMS registrar. He has worked here since 2002. Michael01252010.png


What brought you here to UMass Medical School?
I was recruited by Dr. Deborah Harmon Hines to standardize and enhance operations in the Registrar Office.

What do you love most about the work that you do?
Helping students actualize their dreams of becoming a health care providers and researchers.

What is the practical application of your work?
The registrar is responsible for the accuracy, integrity, privacy and security of all academic records, ensuring the institution is compliant with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Which trait do you most admire in yourself?
Friendliness

What’s the question you’re most often asked about your work—and the answer?
What does a registrar do? The Registrar Office maintains academic records for current and former students, verifies enrollment, conducts registrations and produces transcripts and class and grade rosters.

Describe yourself in six words or fewer.
Honest, hardworking and creative

If you were stranded on a deserted island, name three things you would want.
Water, food and shelter

If you could have dinner with a famous person, living or dead, who would that be?
Barack Obama

What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of work?
Golf, traveling, movies and audio books

What do you consider the most interesting thing about yourself that most people might not know (and you would want to tell them).
I love to cook.