GEAR UP Advisory Commission

Class of 2017

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

  • 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

  • Micaela Vazquez-Hahn, Director
    GEAR UP 4 LA
    Los Angeles Unified School District

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

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

  • 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
    USU STARS! GEAR UP
    Utah State University

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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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.