Waltrina DeFrantz-Dufor

Waltrina DeFrantz-Dufor

Director of the Collegiate Recovery Program

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

  • Health & Counseling Center
  • Collegiate Recovery Program

What I do

Recovery advocacy and education, transdisciplinary competencies, overdose prevention, holistic wellness, substance prevention and intervention, student success and persistence, intersectionality, appreciative inquiry, leadership development, and social justice.

Professional Biography

New member of the DU HCC October 2018. Former Academic Advisor/Instructor at Ohio University. Served as the Interim Dean of Academic Affairs at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Associate Dean of Students at Taylor University, and Behavioral Health Technician for Westbrook Health Services Amity Treatment Center. Other experience includes teaching graduate students, student activities, multicultural and international affairs, and admissions.


  • PhD Higher Education - Leadership, Indiana State University, 2007
  • MS Organizational Management, Misericordia University, 2004
  • BA Communications, The Pennsylvania State University – University Park, 1991

Professional Affiliations

Former executive board member and current member of the Association for Recovery in Higher Education.