Dr. Lorretta Holloway Named Vice President for Enrollment and Student Development

Dr. Lorretta Holloway Named Vice President for Enrollment and Student Development

Mar 10, 2016

Framingham State has named longtime English Professor Lorretta Holloway as Vice President for Enrollment and Student Development.

Dr. Holloway has been serving as the interim vice president since the start of the current academic year.

“Dr. Holloway is a dynamic leader who is passionate about student success,” says Framingham State President F. Javier Cevallos. “For many years, she served as an effective and popular professor. Over the past seven months, she has proven to be highly qualified in her role as interim vice president and I have full confidence that she will continue to be successful moving forward.”

During her time as interim vice president, Dr. Holloway designed an improvement plan for the Student Services Center; helped facilitate a $15,000 donation for homeless students, book vouchers and other student emergencies; and established a task force to study student employment trends and create a common student employment application.

She taught in the English Department from 1999 to 2015, where she helped created the English to England Study Abroad Program, served on the First-Year Writing Committee, and served as faculty advisor to the Sigma Tau Delta honors society. The Student Government Association named her the Faculty Member of the Year in 2015. She also received the Dr. Robert Martin Outstanding First-Year Advocate Award in 2011.

“I am really excited about the position and the opportunity to build and strengthen bridges across the University’s divisions,” says Dr. Holloway. “I hope to use my knowledge of the academic side and the student affairs side to make things better for our current and future students.”

College Readiness has been an issue of particular interest for Dr. Holloway over the years. She has been holding an annual College Readiness event designed for parents for several years and helped expand Framingham State’s partnerships with local school districts.

Dr. Holloway holds a PhD in English from the University of Kansas.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.