Baylor official to replace Mathay as Pitt’s registrar

Jonathan Helm, who has been registrar at Baylor University since 2011, will become Pitt’s new registrar starting June 14.

He will replace Patty Mathay, who has held the position since 1988. Mathay has been at Pitt since 1976 and elected to take the staff early retirement package offered last year, but agreed to stay on until her replacement was named.

Helm’s appointment was announced on the provost’s website by Joseph McCarthy, vice provost for undergraduate studies and chair of the search committee.

Helm has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, in both centralized and decentralized environments. Prior to his role at Baylor, he served as an associate university registrar at the University of Virginia and as assistant registrar at the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology).

He holds a master of science in Education from the University of Kansas and a bachelor of arts from the University of Missouri-Rolla.