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Welcome from our TX-TRIO President, Al Bacon!

Greetings,

My name is Al Bacon, President of the Texas TRIO Association also known as Texas TRIO. On behalf of the Executive Board, I welcome you to the association’s webpage where you will find various resources and information available to you at the click of your mouse. This site is designed to provide you resources, information, and highlights of the successes of our member programs and their students.

The association is the representative body for TRIO professionals from multiple colleges, universities, and agencies across the Texas that host federally funded TRIO educational opportunity programs. Our vision is to support, create, develop, improve, and extend the opportunities for every TRIO participant to assist them with obtaining a postsecondary education. As a member of Texas TRIO, you will find a connected community that involves best practices, training, and networking opportunities that will benefit low income, first generation, and disabled student populations. 

It is an exciting time for our association. As part of a national initiative to brand TRIO programs in our states and local communities, the association recently change its name to Texas TRIO Association. This is very important for our state being the second largest host of TRIO projects. It reflects the remarkable legacy of Texas, which is greatly respected in the national TRIO community.  




We are proud to be a member of the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP) and flagship state association for our national advocates at the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). As members of the TRIO community, we work collaboratively to advocate for the programs and their students. This advocacy has been instrumental as the U.S. Congress has recently approved the omnibus appropriation that guarantees a $60 million dollars funding increase for Federal TRIO programs for a total appropriation of $1.01 billion. This is a landmark accomplishment resulting from the advocacy of the TRIO communities and our TRIO Alumni sharing their success stories of how TRIOWORKS.  

This year my goals for our association are:

1.       Continue the growth of our membership.

2.       Create leadership opportunities through committees and       special projects.

3.       Support our TRIO Area Alliances to increase resources,          advocacy, and networks.

4.       Engage our alumni to participate in the association.

5.       Increase our number of attendees for Policy Seminar              2019.

The Executive Board and I encourage you to contact us with suggestions on how we can work toward meeting the mission and vision of our great association. If you have an interest in serving in any leadership opportunities or want to serve on a committee, please feel free to contact me. An association that thrives is reflection of the membership. I am honored and privileged to serve as you President. The Executive Board and the Association look forward to working with you. Together we will show that TRIO WORKS IN TEXAS!





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McNair Scholars Program - Project Coordinator

Position Number: 14324BR

Appointment: Beginning September 1, 2018

Application Deadline: Review of applicants will begin July 15, 2018

Texas Tech University seeks a Project Coordinator for its recently funded Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, a Federal TRIO Program funded by a five-year grant from the Department of Education (DOE) designed to increase the number of low-income/first-generation college students and students underrepresented in graduate education who pursue and earn Masters and Ph.D. degrees. Project Coordinator will assist the McNair Project Director in directing and providing leadership for the university’s McNair Scholars Program.

Submit cover letter, resumé/CV, references, and apply online at: www.workattexastech.com.

Contact: Paul Ruiz, Senior Administrator, Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion     paul.ruiz@ttu.edu  (806) 742-7025

McNair Scholars Program - Director

University of North Texas

I want to bring your attention to a grand opportunity at the University of North Texas for a new director of our McNair Scholars Program. Here is the direct link to the posting in the UNT Jobs system: https://jobs.unt.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1528734387031.

The position directs and manages UNT’s McNair Scholars Program and personnel. The position engages in grant administration, program planning, outcomes assessment, budget management, student recruitment and retention, and grant writing for this federally funded program. The UNT McNair Scholars Program (https://honors.unt.edu/mcnair-scholars) is housed in UNT’s Honors College (https://honors.unt.edu/) , and the director reports to the Dean of the Honors College and Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (https://tams.unt.edu/). The program is moving within the next month (or so) to newly configured space in Sage Hall, which houses services and resources focused on student success.

McNair Scholars Program  - Project Director

Lamar University

Director of the McNair Scholars Program at Lamar University will open at the end of July. If you are interested in living in Beaumont, Texas and leading a program that has been continuously funded since 1999, I encourage you to apply as soon as possible. https://jobs.lamar.edu/postings/6457

McNair Scholars Program - Project Director

Texas Tech University

Position Number: 14088BR

Appointment: Beginning September 1, 2018

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin July 15, 2018.

Texas Tech University seeks a Project Director for its recently funded Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, a Federal TRIO Program funded by a five-year grant from the Department of Education (DOE) designed to increase the number of low-income/first-generation college students and students underrepresented in graduate education who pursue and earn Masters and Ph.D. degrees. Project Director will direct and provide leadership for the university’s McNair Scholars Program.

This position serves as the principal administrator overseeing Texas Tech University’s McNair Scholars Program to ensure that all program goals, objectives, activities, events, student services, budget management, and reporting are executed in an effective and efficient manner. The Project Director is a full-time, 12-month position that reports directly to the Vice President of Texas Tech’s Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Submit cover letter, resumé/CV, references, and apply online at: www.workattexastech.com.

Contact: Paul Ruiz, Senior Administrator, Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion paul.ruiz@ttu.edu  (806) 742-7025

Educational Talent Search - Advisor

Parris Foundation

The Program Advisor assists the TRIO Talent Search Director in providing college information dissemination services to the grant program students. 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.  Applicants may submit their TPF employment application via the Google form link at https://goo.gl/forms/cvLYBUA21yBxLiDn1. Resumes may be submitted to the attention of Mr. Alfred Bacon at abacon@parrisfoundation.org.


Texas TRIO Association (TX-TRIO)  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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