Cyprien Lokko joined the Student Services staff as an educational counselor in November 2011. His responsibilities include developing a supportive, individualized approach for assisting student-athletes academically.
Lokko previously served as an academic advisor with West Virginia University from June 2004-June 2011. His duties included assisting students with the identification of suitable majors and developing plans to help them achieve their academic goals while monitoring academic progress. He worked with probation students to identify challenges and design remediation plans to facilitate retention in addition to teaching various University courses and academic advising workshops.
He also spent time with the West Virginia University McNair Scholars Program from June 2005-June 2011, where he taught research writing and a GRE verbal workshop while supervising student interns’ research proposals. Prior to Lokko’s arrival at West Virginia University, he served as a graduate research assistant at Central Washington University where he conducted research on the benefits and effectiveness of distance education for non-traditional students.
Lokko was honored as a Chancellor’s Scholar by West Virginia University in Spring 2010. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Cape Coast in 2001, his Master’s Degree in Education from Central Washington University in 2004 and his Doctorate Degree in Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy from West Virginia University in 2011.