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Texas TRIO Website

Welcome from our TASSSP President, Tony Hall

I would like to welcome you to the Texas Association of Student Special Services Programs (TASSSP) website. TASSSP provides an opportunity for TRIO professionals to share their expertise, leadership skills, and abilities to demonstrate the importance of obtaining a higher education for low income, first generation, veterans and disabled student populations in our wonderful state of Texas. TASSSP can provide and develop an array of resources by connecting with each of our members and programs within the state.

TASSSP will continue to maintain a strong political voice and exhibit a strong presence within our nation to advocate for the programs and students we serve. We are proud to be a member of the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Program (SWASAP) and a key supporter of our national advocate, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). We work diligently together to make others aware of how we can increase resources for our students and those that work with our students.

This site is designed to provide beneficial resources, national updates, regional opportunities, and to promote the excellent work that is being done with our students in the state of Texas. We are working to increase the number of professional developmental and leadership opportunities for our membership. We are also working to increase the number and quality of leadership and educational opportunities available to those underrepresented students that we serve. This site will show the numerous ways that we can be involved in the movement we know as TRiO.It is my honor to serve as your President of TASSSP for this year.




My goals for us this year are to:

  1. increase our membership to 500 paid members! Currently we have around 250 active members.
  2. support our alliances to help increase attendance, participation, and networking. 
  3. increase our advocacy for TRIO programs at the local, state, and national levels. We had 32 TRIO Professionals and Alumni to attend 2017 Policy. Our goal for next year is to have 50 in attendance!
  4. build an TRIO Alumni Association for graduate and former TRIO students to network and advocate for TRIO programs. 

I encourage you to contact me or any of the board members with suggestions on how we can grow or work toward meeting the mission of TASSSP. If you are interested in serving in any leadership capacity, please feel free to contact me. I encourage you to share your experience and to help us maintain a strong commitment to those we serve.

If you are not currently a member, I hope that you will consider learning more about the network that exists in the state of Texas. The TASSSP Board, Association, and I are looking forward to working with you!



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TRIO JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

All Job Announcements will stay active for one month unless otherwise indicated

As of September 20, 2017

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Director - SSS/SSS-STEM

This position is responsible for directing two TRIO Student Support Services programs, SSS-Regular and SSS-STEM grants which includes the management of all federal requirements and the development of all required services.  Visit our website for more details.  https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu/postings/7743

As of September 19, 2017

Parris Foundation; Program Advisor - Upward Bound

The Project Advisor assist the Upward Bound Program Director in providing academic, career and postsecondary education advising and opportunities to grant program participants. The program’s intent is to academically prepare high students for successful entry into a postsecondary educational program which will enable them to graduate from college. Evening and weekend work required. Position is contingent upon continued grant funding.  Visit our website at www.parrisfoundation.org

As of September 19, 2017

Parris Foundation; Program Advisor - Educational Talent Search

The Program Advisors assist the Talent Search Director in providing college information dissemination services to the grant program participants. The program’s intent is to prepare students for successful entry into post-secondary educational programs which will enable them to attain a Bachelor’s degree. Some evening and weekend work is required. Position is contingent upon continued grant funding. Visit our website at www.parrisfoundation.org

As of September 19, 2017

College of the Mainland; Advisor - Upward Bound

The TRIO Department at COM is actively recruiting for an Upward Bound Advisor position.  I have attached a link to the job description.  If you may know someone who may qualify or seeking employment, please do not hesitate to forward them this job description.  

 https://jobs.com.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1505839429437

As of August 31, 2017

Abilene Christian University; Educational Coordinator- Upward Bound

Department: TRiO - Upward Bound
Location: Abilene, TX
http://acu.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=605772&#job#job


Texas Association of Student Special Services Programs (TASSSP)  Address:  1225 W. Mitchell St. University of Texas at Arlington,  Box 19356, Arlington, TX 76019  Phone: 817.272.0399  Fax:  817. 272.0439

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