Director of Partnerships and Engagement
Paris Andrew joined Duke TIP in 2012, and most recently served as Director of Student Affairs and Dean of Students for TIP’s educational programs. In 2018, Paris was promoted into her current role as Director of Partnerships and Engagement, where she provides strategic direction to nineteen full-time staff supporting Outreach and Access, Marketing and Communications, and TIP’s frontline Stakeholder Engagement Team. Under her leadership, Paris’s division is charged with diversifying TIP’s outreach models to more effectively promote awareness, understanding, and participation in Duke TIP’s programmatic opportunities.
In directing Duke TIP’s strategic partnerships, Paris serves a point-person for K–16 Educational Institutions, Community Based Organizations, Associations, Foundations, and leaders seeking to collaborate on initiatives that offer innovative ideas, solutions, and resources in alignment with TIP’s mission, vision, and values.
Paris brings an affinity for promoting talent development of high-achieving, underrepresented and diverse student populations. Among her current efforts, Paris serves as Project Director for a $2.2 million Jacob K Javits Grant in collaboration with Duke TIP’s Principal Investigators, and in consultation with the U.S. Department of Education.
Paris is passionate about addressing the equity and excellence gap, and promoting a seamless learning environment that is attentive to systems, the intersectionality of identity, as well as social and cultural context.
She holds a BS in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Psychology, a MEd in Higher Education Administration, and is a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where her arts-based research focuses on the sociocultural experiences of culturally diverse academically talented students who have attended out-of-school academic enrichment programs.