Meet the Directors
Staff in the Office for Access, Equity & Achievement are here to help improve the transition, persistence, and graduation outcomes in a dynamic environment for a diverse student population by providing academic support and creating a caring and engaged community. When students sign up to participate in a program such as TRIO’s Student Support Services, the SMART START program, First Scholars®, High School Equivalency Program, Multicultural Student Services, the College Assistance Migrant Program, and Upward Bound, our goal is to help students successfully navigate the complexities of the University and achieve academic success. Largely due to a dedicated staff and strong campus community support, these programs have seen tremendous growth and participating students have earned many high accomplishments. Programs in the Office for Access, Equity & Achievement represent a coordinated, diversified and comprehensive set of student services including peer and faculty mentoring, free tutoring, career and financial aid guidance, and evidence-based, culturally-sensitive best practices that can both assist and inspire capable students, no matter what their background.
Director, Access Center