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Office of the Provost

Lisa Duncan-Raines

Vice President of Enrollment and Student Success

Lisa Duncan-Raines

Duncan Raines partners and collaborates with offices campus-wide to build and maintain a strategic framework focusing on retention, graduation and post-graduation outcomes in support of the University’s mission and goals. Through this formation of effective and collaborative teams and partnerships, Christopher Newport has already accomplished a number of strategic goals and initiatives in the student success realm.

Duncan Raines’ current responsibilities include oversight of the following areas:

  • Academic (core) advising
  • Center for Academic Success
  • Center for Career Planning
  • Early alert and 'at-risk' programs
  • Office of Financial Aid
  • Learning Communities
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Student disability academic support programs
  • Student information systems
  • Transfer admission and enrollment
  • Tutoring
  • Veterans’ educational benefits programs
  • Alice K. Randall Writing Center

Under Duncan Raines’ leadership, Christopher Newport was the recipient of the Ruffalo Noel Levitz 2016 Gold Retention Excellence Award and a University Business magazine Summer 2016 Models of Excellence Honoree. Duncan Raines earned a BS, an MBA, and a PhD in higher education leadership. Her areas of research include enrollment management, college student transitions and student success.

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