Ed.D. Student Takes New Role in Student Success


Higher Education Ed.D. student Rachael Durham was named Assistant Director for First-Year Experience in the UM Center for Student Success on Jan. 2, 2019.

Rachael has worked in student affairs at UM since 2008 and received her master’s degree in Higher Education/Student Personnel in 2012. 

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to work in this new role,” she said. “The First-Year Experience unit has had such great leadership and direction, and although I know there are some big shoes to fill, I am more than excited to continue to serve and better our students during their first year on campus.” 

The First-Year Experience unit within the Center for Student Success & First-Year Experience oversees all aspects related to EDHE 105: The First-Year Experience course & EDHE 305: The Transfer Experience Course, plans Fall Convocation, helps with the Common Reading committee, oversees the Ole Miss Opportunity Scholars Program, and much more related to First-Year students!

Neal Hutchens