Welcome To
SC TRiO

South Carolina TRiO (SC TRiO) is an organization established to promote awareness, education, and advocacy for TRiO personnel. TRiO professionals develop best practices and methods to reach, motivate, and empower students to become college ready, gain college access, and graduate from an institution of higher learning.

TRiO
 

TRiO Programs

A Quick Overview

TRiO Programs are our nation’s way of carrying out a commitment to educational opportunities for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background, or economic circumstance. They are funded under the Title IV Higher Education Act of 1965 by the US Department of Education. TRiO Programs help students to overcome class, social, and cultural barriers to higher education and to realize their educational potential.

TRiO Programs provide services to students who come from low-income families and whose parents have not graduated with a four-year degree. Congress has mandated that two-thirds of those students enrolled in TRiO Programs must fall into both these categories. Students enrolled in today’s TRiO Programs mirror our nation’s multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society. 37% of TRiO students are White, 35% are African-American, 19% are Hispanic, 4% are Native American, and 4% are Asian-American. 23,000 TRiO students are disabled.

TRiO college graduates are working in business, industry, government, medicine, law, education, communications, sales, finance, politics, transportation, publishing, law enforcement, computer science and technology, engineering, and accounting.

 

Board Members

Updated as of 10.5.22

Ashley G. Robinson

President

College of Charleston
Upward Bound
Academic Coordinator

Brandy J. Mitchum

Vice President

Williamsburg Technical College
Upward Bound
Director

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Rodney E. Adams

Treasurer

Technical College of The Lowcountry
Talent Search and Student Support Services
Associate Vice President for Student Services and Coordinator of DEI

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Regina Hailey Smith

Secretary

University of South Carolina
Talent Search
Associate Director/Assistant TRIO Director

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Paulia D. Williams

SAEOPP Representative

University of South Carolina
Talent Search
College Advisor

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Patricia Nesmith

Lowcountry Regional Representative

University of South Carolina – Salkehatchie
Student Support Services
Advisor/Financial Literacy Specialist

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E. Jim Oree

Midlands Regional Representative

Midlands Technical College
Student Support Services
Director

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John Montemayor

Upstate Regional Representative

USC Upstate

Student Support Services

Academic Coordinator

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Tara Holmon

Past President

Midlands Technical College
Talent Search
Director

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Irran Duncan

Parliamentarian

Spartanburg Technical College
SSS/TS
Director

 

Please complete this form for any SC TRiO Updates

Please complete this form for any SC TRiO Updates.

P.O Box 2408
Columbia, SC 29202

803-777-5127

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Contact Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am -5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed