OCCRL Staff and Affiliates

Krystal Andrews



51 Gerty Dr., Rm. 116
Champaign, IL 61820

Krystal Andrews

Research Assistant

Krystal E. Andrews is a doctoral student in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education. Her research interests include: the Black female college student experience, women of color in executive leadership positions at HBCUs, and the retention and persistence of African American/ Black student populations at PWIs. Prior to pursuing her doctorate degree, Ms. Andrews gained 6 years of professional experience in student success and retention programs at both PWIs and HBCUs that fuel her passion for helping students envision their own success.


  • Ph.D. Student, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
  • M.S.Ed., Educational Leadership- Higher Education, Old Dominion University
  • B.S., Human Services, Old Dominion University