Catherine A. Duran is the Vice Provost for Student Affairs. Student Affairs is committed to student success, providing resources and services that help students become active participants and members of the university community, and to develop into ethical and innovative leaders. Her responsibilities in Student Affairs include oversight of the areas of student conduct, career services, and counseling, as well as Dean of Students, campus life, student government, student disability and legal services, Red Raider Orientation, co-curricular engagement, student leadership development, and parent and family relations.
Duran earned her Ph.D. in Strategy/Organizational Theory (1998) from Texas Tech University, and an MBA (1989) Texas Tech University. She also received a M.S. in Medical Microbiology (1984), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Previously she was Associate Dean of the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech, being responsible for advising and retention, study abroad programs, and student development initiatives. She has been awarded Honors Professor of the Year, as well as twice been voted Mortar Board Professor of the year. She continues to teach at the freshman, senior, and graduate level, in first year experience courses, and the strategy senior and graduate seminar capstone courses at the Rawls College. In several classes, she incorporates service learning with strategic analysis, in conjunction with local community partners, and has research interests in teaching ethics and corporate social responsibility.