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Advocacy and ASPIRE-ations

Kudos to Brandi Scott, recently elected president of a regional organization helping disadvantaged students.

By Cory Phare

January 12, 2017

TRiO Project Director Brandi Scott already helps Roadrunners succeed by administering the federal outreach and student services program here on campus. Now as president-elect of the Association of Special Programs in Region Eight (ASPIRE) professional organization, she’ll help spread program expertise and best-practice throughout the Rocky Mountain and Northern Plains.

A grant-based initiative that came together in the late 1960s, TRiO currently consists of eight programs to identify and build support for lower-income individuals, first-generation college students, and people with disabilities. ASPIRE was later founded in 1976 to “…increase the educational and success opportunities for low-income and first-generation college students though advocacy, professional development and legislative awareness.”

Scott will serve as president-elect for one year before assuming the presidency.

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