Promoting educational equity through advocacy, community and scholarship

The Center for Academic Access & Opportunity (CAAO) is the administrative home of the University's federally funded TRiO programs: theĀ McNair Scholars; Upward Bound; and Veterans Upward Bound.

Our services prepare students for success in undergraduate and graduate college programs and encourage each student to achieve his or her highest potential. These services include:

  • Individualized advising
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Academic instruction
  • Test preparation
  • Summer academic enrichment opportunities

Please contact us or stop by our office to learn more about our programs and services.

Dr. Carmen N. Veloria
Director, Center for Academic Access & Opportunity
Associate Professor, Sociology/Education Studies