GEAR UP Advisory Commission

Class of 2018

Kevin Hall, Director
Oversight and Assessment, Partners for Education
Berea College, KY​

Angela Jackson, Associate Director
& GEAR UP Hawai'i Project Director, Hawai'i P-20 Partnerships for Education 
University of Hawai'i​

Ngondi A. Kamatuka, Ph.D., Director
Center for Educational Opportunity Programs, Achievement & Assessment Institute
University of Kansas​

Nadia L. Ward, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Yale University School of Medicine;
Project Director, Yale-Bridgeport GEAR UP Partnership Project

Class of 2019

Juliette Caire, GEAR UP Executive Director
University of Texas at El Paso

Stephanie Carnahan, Project Director
Oregon GEAR UP
Oregon State University

Herminio Martinez, Ph.D., Director
The Bronx GEAR UP Network and Executive Director
Bronx Institute at Lehman College, CUNY

Eric Packenham, Director and Principal Investigator
Utah State University

Class of 2020

Traci O. Aucoin, GEAR UP Project Director
Lafayette Parish School System, Louisiana

Teena Olszewski, Executive Director
Arizona GEAR UP
Northern Arizona University

Conan A. Viernes, Director
University of Washington GEAR UP

Former Commissioners

Tina Atkins, Director
Region One ESC GEAR UP
Texas Region One Education Service Center

Charlotte Curtis, Director
Nevada State GEAR UP
Nevada Department of Education

Robert Dais, Director
GEAR UP Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Shelley Davis, Director
California GEAR UP
Office of the President
University of California

Mary Lou Dresbach, Director
GEAR UP Minnesota
Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Calvin One Deer Gavin, Director
Palomar College GEAR UP

Troy Grant, Director
Tennessee GEAR UP
Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Adam S. Green, Director
West Virginia GEAR UP
Vice Chancellor, Division of Student Affairs
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Weiya Liang, Director
Washington State GEAR UP
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board

Kate Mahar, Principal Investigator
University of California, Davis GEAR UP
Associate Dean of Foundational Skills
Shasta College​

Linda Morgan, Director
GEAR UP for Success
Eastern Oklahoma State College​

Yvonne Lovell, Executive Director
GEAR UP Kentucky
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

B. Keith Rogers, MBA, PMP, CMBB, Deputy Executive  Director
Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Alexandrea Robinson-Rogers, Director
GEAR UP School District of Philadelphia​

Linda Shiller, Director
Career and Education Outreach Development
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Wendy M. Stack, Ph.D., Director
Chicago GEAR UP Alliance, Associate Vice President, Access, Innovation and Research,
and Executive Director, Center for College Access and Success
Northeastern Illinois University

Lilia Tanakeyowma, Dean of Student Affairs and Director
Office of School and Community Partnerships
Santa Ana College

Micaela Vazquez-Hahn, Director
Los Angeles Unified School District

Karen Woodfaulk, Director
Student Services
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education 

GEAR UP Program Locator

Are GEAR UP services available in your state or region? You can find out by clicking on this interactive map. Here you will find where GEAR UP programs currently serve students, the size of their grants, how many students they serve and a link to their website for more information.