Dr. Chris Lakes

Director, Office of Student Success & Transition

Contact Information

Stephenson Hall (Bruce-Trades), 128
CPO 2113
Email: lakesc@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3371

Fall 2020

Office Hours

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri: 2 – 2:50 p.m.

Class Schedule

General Studies 101N H (Tue/Thur: 9 – 9:50 a.m.)


Chris Lakes is Director in the Office of Student Success & Transition. He has worked at Berea College since 2001 and has been a presenter at national, regional, and state conferences across the country on topics related to retention and student success. His professional interests include student development theory in practice, supporting students experiencing emotional distress, metacognition, self-efficacy, and creating environments that promote active and engaged college transition.


  • B.A. in Music Education, Berea College
  • M.S. in College Student Personnel, University of Tennessee
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, University of Kentucky