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Priority 5 Priority 6 Staff Training Application

TRIO Training Staff

Priority 5 Faculty

Matt Benney Mr. Matt Benney, Assoc. VP for Academic Services, Sonoma State University. In addition to research and sponsored programs responsibilities, he oversees 13 TRIO projects, including ETS, McNair, UB, UBMS and SSS projects and an i3 grant. Priorities 1, 2 and 5 TRIO Training Principal Investigator and TRIO Trainer with 26 years TRIO experience. Expertise includes Higher Education Opportunity Act, EDGAR, Uniform Guidance, budgeting, program management, and institutional relations.
Dr. Susan Brown

Dr. Susan Brown, New Mexico State University, Affiliated Coordinator, Former Director of the Center for Learning Assistance and the Ronald E. McNair Program and supervisor of SSS and UB.

TRIO Trainer for 15 years and 30 years overall in TRIO, expertise in learning assistance, adult learning, mentoring and evaluation techniques.
Ping Chan Ms. Ping Chan, Retired after 41 years of service with University of California, Davis. 29 years with UC Davis, Upward Bound, 24 as Program Director. Fifth year as TRIO Trainer with 33 years of TRIO experience.
Deltha Colvin Ms. Deltha Q. Colvin, Wichita State University, Assoc. VP for Student Affairs, Supervises 9 TRIO progams, 1 state-wide GEAR UP, and 2 partnership GEAR-UP programs. TRIO Trainer for 30 years and an amazing 50 years in TRIO, expert on the law and regulations, institutional relations, program management, and needs assessment.
Philip Dirks Mr. Phillip Dirks, Portland State University, Director TS and UB. TRIO Trainer for 18 years with 29 years in TRIO, expert on longitudinal tracking of students into college, recruitment, workforce development, project-based learning, and evaluation.
David Ferguson Mr. David Ferguson, Director of the Priorities 1, 2, and 5 TRIO Training at Sonoma State University, and retired Director of 3 UBs at Calif. State University, Chico. TRIO Trainer for 32 years and 35 years in TRIO, expert in TRIO regulations, career and work experience programs, and English language learner programs.
Jorge Lupercia Mr. Jorge Lupercio, Calif. State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Coordinator, Upward Bound Math/Science.


TRIO Training Information Technology Specialist.
Paula Martin Ms. Paula J. Martin, Executive Director Harlem Center for Education and Director TS, PI for EOC, and 4 state programs that are connected to TRIO. TRIO Trainer for 28 years with 44 years dedicated to TRIO, expert on ETS and EOC, regulations, program management, needs assessment, and record keeping.
Dr. Ricardo Quintera Dr. Ricardo Quintero, Calif. State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Executive Director Pre-College Programs. He has 6 years as a TRIO Trainer with 25 years of TRIO experience, also a Reading Computer Lab Coordinator for Los Angeles Unified School District for 8 years, and expert on language proficient students and disconnected youth.

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