Raphael Okutoro, M.Ed.

Raphael Okutoro is Coordinator of Summer Programs within the Division of Lifelong Learning. In this role, Raphael leads staff and faculty across the University in the development of robust summer programs to aid in student recruitment, retention, and success.

Originally from Nigeria, he has lived in the United States for over 20 years. Previously, he lived in Liberia during the Civil War from 1988 to 1998.

Raphael is a graduate of the University of Vermont (UVM) with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science and Minor in Wildlife Biology.  He was an active member of the student body at UVM. He served on the President’s Student Council as an Ambassador, AdvoCat (student tour guide), RA, Orientation Leader, Senior Class Council and actively participated in programs at the ALANA Center (now Mosaic Center). He went on to complete a Master of Art in Education degree at Castleton University with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction and Diversity and Inclusion emphasis.

Raphael worked as a Coordinator for the Summer Enrichment Scholarship Program at UVM before moving to New Hampshire where he accepted a job as an Admissions Counselor at Daniel Webster College. He then worked on diversity recruitment and retention at Saint Anselm College. Prior to joining the Division of Lifelong Learning, Raphael spent eight years at Castleton University managing transfer recruitment.

Raphael lives with his wife and daughter and enjoys music of all types, cooking, and sports. Favorite Proverbs: “The Tale Of Two Wolves” and “Allegory Of The Cave.” Favorite Music: 80s. Favorite Sport: Soccer. Foods: African.