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GEAR UP Advisory commission

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

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

Class of 2021

Adriana Badillo, GEAR UP Director
California State University, Fullerton

Ashley Booker, Director
Get Ready/MN GEAR UP
Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Samantha Briggs, GEAR UP Director
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mary Callan, GEAR UP Director
GEAR UP Maine

Tireka Cobb, GEAR UP Director
Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

Pratik Mhatre, GEAR UP Director
The University of Texas at Austin

Maria Rocha-Ruiz, Executive Director
Educational Partnership Center
University of California, Santa Cruz


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

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

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

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

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

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

Eric Packenham, Director and
Principal Investigator

USU STARS! GEAR UP
Utah State University

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

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

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

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
GEAR UP 4 LA
Los Angeles Unified School District

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

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