Clifford A. Ramirez is widely respected as a FERPA expert, writer, teacher and higher education leader. He is currently serving as Associate Registrar at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and is the president of Cliff Ramirez & Associates (pdrenterprises.net), a higher education training and consulting company which he founded in 2004. Active in higher education for over 18 years, Cliff’s expertise includes FERPA and student privacy, registrar and student services, leadership and organizational development and records management.
Cliff is the author of four books and numerous articles and is featured in other media products about FERPA. He has contributed articles to publications of the Council on Law in Higher Education (CLHE) and currently serves as the FERPA expert for College Parents of America. Cliff is part of the Registrars and Enrollment Services Consulting for Colleges and Universities (RESCCU) group and is widely sought after by institutions and associations for presentations and professional development workshops.
A graduate cum laude of the University of Notre Dame, Cliff attended the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley and spent 14 years in the Registrar’s Office at UCLA. He has served as president of higher education associations and is the founder of three prestigious institutes.