Patrick Martin, who has served as Northern Arizona University registrar for 12 years, will be leaving NAU for a similar position at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Martin’s last day will be Jan. 3. Associate Registrar Steve Miller has agreed to serve as interim registrar until a replacement is named.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to have worked with all the wonderful people that make NAU such a special place,” Martin said. “I would like to express my appreciation to all those who supported and assisted me over the years, especially the many dedicated people who have and continue to work in the Registrar’s Office and provide their good services to the university community.”