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StaffRaft Woodus

Raft Woodus

Director, Student Success Programs

Office:   UU 313
Phone:   410-704-2051
Fax:   410-704-4229

Raft Woodus serves as Director of Student Success Programs. He is responsible for the Community Enrichment and Enhancement Partnership (CEEP) Award Program and the Students Achieve Goals through Education (SAGE) Program. Both programs encourage students to succeed in the classroom and become engaged in campus-wide activities and organizations. Raft has been a staff member at TU since 1979. During his tenure, he has also served as Director of Tutorial Services, Director of Disability Support Services, Director of Testing Services, Director of Commuter Affairs, and as an instructor for First Year Experience students.

Currently, Raft serves as a member of the Student Affairs Council (SAC), the Web Technology Committee, and the Community Service Committee. He also serves as a member of the Middle State Self Study Committee Retention Work Group, the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics TOPS (Towson Opportunities in Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) Program committee, and the Supporting Student Success (S3) Committee. Prior to TU, Raft worked as staff counselor for North Baltimore Center, Inc., where he provided mental health care services for children and adults.

Raft graduated from TU with a B.S. in Psychology – Clinical Concentration.  He also earned a Masters of Social Work (MSW) in Clinical and Administration Concentrations from the University of Maryland – Baltimore. He is a licensed social worker, a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and graduate of the President's Leadership Institute. He has completed a certificate program in basic mediation through the University of Maryland. In 2008, Raft was presented with the Student Affairs STAR Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the division and excellence in serving students.  In 2009, he was awarded the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents 2008/2009 USM Regents' Staff Award for Outstanding Service to Students.

Furthermore, Raft enjoys spending time with family, gardening, exercise, fishing, civic engagement, church involvement, music and serving as an advisor for student organizations. At present, he serves as faculty advisor to four student organizations: The Black Student Union, The Brotherhood – Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Project L.O.U. (Lean On Us). He supports his spiritual community as a member of the Saturday Mass Choir, lector for liturgical celebrations, facilitator for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults program, facilitator for the Marriage Preparation Ministry.  Additionally, he is a participant in the Home and Hospital Visitation Ministry.




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