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WC Spotlight - Duane Durrett

Duane DurrettName:  Duane Durrett                 

Position:  Dean of Community Education 

Hometown:  Weatherford, Texas

How long have you been at WC?  40 years

What were your previous jobs?  Musician

What is the best part of your job?  Meeting students and being a part of their growth, and awareness of their expanding world.

What are your favorite things to do when you are not working?  Family, music, and being outdoors.

What was your favorite vacation?  All-family vacation to California and Disneyland in summer 2013.  

What event helped shape your life?  Being responsible for my family.

Who is the most famous person you have personally met?  Ornette Coleman

How would you describe the activity level of campus life?  I see many diverse activity opportunities for students. Sports, concerts, theatrical productions, and student activities are available to our students.

Why is campus life important?  The more students connect to campus the more likely they are to stay, persevere, and succeed. A connection can happen through sports, music, or a faculty or staff person taking that extra step in caring for the student and making them feel an important part of a class, program and the WC student body.

Where does WC rank in affordability to students, in your opinion?  The expense to attend WC is very affordable, making it an attractive option for the first two years of college.

How would you describe the quality of education students receive at WC?  The success of WC students in jobs they are trained for at WC, and how they perform at four-year universities has always been a source of pride. Their success makes recruiting our students a priority for those universities and businesses.

How would you describe the individual attention students receive at WC?  Part of a student’s success will always be due to how much attention they receive on campus from faculty and staff. Our focus should always be on student success. 

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