Federal TRIO Programs

These programs, offered through the Center for Academic Access & Opportunity (CAAO), prepare students for success in undergraduate and graduate college programs and encourage each student to achieve his or her highest potential.

We are the administrative home of the University's federally funded TRiO programs:

Our 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. 


Marty Elmore 
Senior Program Coordinator 
Center for Access and Opportunity 

Dr. Abraham E. Pena-Talamantes 
Associate Director
Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program 

Dr. Jarvis Chen
Academic and Research Advisor
McNair Scholars Program

Alicia Reddin 
Associate Director
Veterans Upward Bound

Samienta Pierre-Vil
Associate Director
Upward Bound Program

Marilyn Perpignant
Graduate Fellow
Center for Academic Access & Opportunity 

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