The Registrar's Office was originally established in 1963 with responsibility for acting as university secretary, and student registration and records. In 1976, the functions were split into two offices: Registrar (secretary to Board and Senate), and Administrative Registrar (student records). In 1990 the name was changed to the University Secretary's Office, but the term "Registrar" is still often appended to the position. The office acts as secretariat to Board of Governors, Senate, Convocation, Faculties, University Review Committee; Foundation for UVic; ratifies non-corporate elections; retains legal opinions; Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Coordinator; and advisor to the President. The incumbents have been: Dorothy Cruickshank, 1963-64; Ronald R. Jeffels, 1964-67; Ron J.P. Ferry, 1968-91; Cecilia Freeman-Ward, 1990-91 (Acting); Sheila Sheldon Collyer, 1991-2004; and Julia Eastman, 2005 - present.