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Don Fraser

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Don Fraser is one of North America's leading authorities on student success and retention. A professor at Durham College for 30 years (retired in 2005), Don has delivered student motivation and retention seminars to over 30,000 college staff at educational conferences and at over 350 colleges. He and his wife Lisa developed a retention model-The Right Start to College, based on the best-selling college success book Making Your Mark by Lisa Fraser-that has been adopted by many colleges and universities across North America. He co-implemented Durham's student success program 20 years ago and has been working in this area since then. Don has done a great deal of research on student success and retention and received a NISOD award for this work.