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Washington State University Graduate School


Dr. Raymond Herrera, Ph.D.


Dr. Raymond Herrera serves as the Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Retention, and is also the Principle Investigator and Director of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.

Born and Raised in San José, California, Dr. Herrera served in the United States Marine Corps before coming to WSU in the fall of 1992 to begin his college education with the assistance of the Montgomery G.I. Bill. Dr. Herrera earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology from WSU and completed his internship in Professional Psychology at the Counseling Center at the University of California, Davis.

He serves as the treasurer for the Washington State TRiO Association, Senior Diversity Liaison for the Graduate School, an advisory board member and consultant for many outreach, recruiting, and retention efforts across the WSU campus, and is a past Co-Chair of the WSU Chicana/o Latina/o Faculty Staff Association. He recently completed a two-year appointment on the Council of Graduate Schools/Council for Opportunity in Education Joint National Committee on McNair Programs.