Detra Craig

Department: Student Support Services

Bio: Student Support Services is a federally funded TRIO program that provides academic support for first-generation, low-income and disabled students. As a first-generation college student, Detra found it challenging to find the support resources, ask the right questions, and stay motivated to complete her degree. During this time, she developed a passion for helping others in similar situations. She began working as a work-study student in the academic advising area and eventually moved to admissions and outreach. Through an outreach program, she began to help more first-generation college students. Her next position led her to Student Support Services and she enjoyed working with TRIO students for over 10 years.

What is your favorite part of working here at UNT?

“My favorite part of working here at UNT is helping students navigate their path to success in higher education and witnessing the moment they achieve their goals.”

How have UNT students impacted your life?

“UNT students have impacted my life by sharing their stories with me and allowing me to be a part of their educational journey."

For more information:

Student Support Services | University of North Texas (