Lifelong Learning Staff Profile

Donna Durham-Pierre  Donna Durham-Pierre

Dean of Upper-Level Students

 
Phone: (336) 750-2212
Fax: (336) 750-3169
pierred@wssu.edu

University College & Lifelong Learning
Student Success Center at Hill Hall
Room 322
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Background 

• B.A. in French from Temple University
• M.S. in Biology from Howard University
• Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Howard University,
  College of Medicine
• Postdoctoral Work at Fox Chase Cancer Center
• Joined WSSU in 1995
• Served as Chair of the Department of Life Sciences at WSSU for
  eight years

Position Responsibilities 

• Collaborates with UCaLL units to promote academic success of all
  students
• Provides appreciative advisement to juniors, seniors, new transfer
  and re-admitted students
• Collaborates with department chairs and faculty to ensure that
  students’ graduation requirements are completed
• Collaborates with the Registrar on clearance of prospective
  graduates
• Assists in monitoring academic progress of Marching Band and Choir
  and specific populations of athletes
• Supports specific  administrative staff  in the RN to BSN Option
  Program regarding processes for graduation
• Collaborates with university constituents regarding persistence,
  retention, and graduation of students
• Works with student organizations to disseminate information
  regarding the General Education Curriculum and Graduation
  requirements
• Serves on various university and external committees that address
  issues such as general education, strategies for student success,
  pedagogy, and internship opportunities
• Teaches General Microbiology

Philosophy 
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."
~Frederick Douglas

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000



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