AACRAO Senior Fellow LeRoy Rooker is the nation's leading authority on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a comprehensive federal law that provides privacy protections for student education records.

As the director of the Department of Education's Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) for 21 years, he administered laws and policies designed to help protect the rights of America's 58 million students.
Mr. Rooker is well known in the postsecondary world because of his extensive outreach to the higher education community while at the Department of Education.  

His many appearances at state, regional and national meetings were not to be missed sessions and we are honored that he continues to share his expertise, through AACRAO FERPA Consulting.

LeRoy Rooker is available to consult on your campus to provide your faculty and staff with FERPA training tailored to your institution, review your institution's FERPA practices and provide an assessment along with suggested best practices.  Campus specific FERPA training can be provided to multiple departments or customized for individual offices to ensure your institution is properly trained in the requirements for postsecondary institutions.

If you would like to have Mr. Rooker come to your campus, contact ferpa@aacrao.org, or call 202.355.1059


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Ask the FERPA Professor

Posted on July 24 2017

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Posted on June 29 2017by Michelle Mott

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