Portrait of Kristin Daiber

Kristin Daiber

Director of Student Retention, Western Carolina University

Kristin Daiber is the Director of the Office of Student Retention at Western Carolina University—a regional comprehensive university in the mountains of Western North Carolina where access is part of their mission. Kristin’s work in retention focuses on fulfilling that mission as she leads efforts to support traditionally underserved students including those who are first-generation, low-income, or conditionally admitted, as well as students who have aged out of foster care, who are emancipated, orphaned, or experiencing housing insecurities. She creates data-driven retention initiatives that center around the individual student experience. Kristin is honored to lead an incredibly talented, thoughtful, and innovative team dedicated to the success of all students. She holds an MBA from Western Governors University, an M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, and a B.S. in Marketing from Quinnipiac University.