Whitney Edmister

Business Systems Analyst

Degree audit, degree progress, and clearance reporting


Whitney joined the Registrar’s Office in February, 2022 transferring from Trinity College of Arts and Sciences Academic Deans Office. She began her career at Duke in November, 2016 in the Director of Undergraduate Studies Office for the Psychology and Neuroscience Department. She earned a BS in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise and MS in Vocational and Technical Education from Virginia Tech. After teaching middle and high school and coaching track, she returned to Southwestern Virginia earning a MS in Counseling and Human Development, Student Affairs Administration from Radford University. Her first position in Higher Education was the Assistant Director in the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity at Virginia Tech. For five years, she supported underrepresented and majority pre-college and undergraduate students in their pursuit of a degree in engineering through programs funded by the National Science Foundation. She then became an academic advisor at Virginia Tech, North Carolina State University, and East Carolina University to provide more individualized support to students during their academic journey. She grew up calling herself a Tar Heel, but now pulls for all three area schools. Virginia Tech is always first, then Duke, NCSU, and UNC, but she’ll never tell in what order for the last three. It’s definitely a house divided in her family.