Training Team

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Mr. Matthew Benney

Trainer, PR5/6 TRIO Trainings, Sonoma State University
dmbenney@outlook.com

My Experience

  • Retired Associate VP for Student Affairs, Sonoma State University; Supervised 11 TRIO Programs 

  • Previously Priorities 5/6 TRIO Training Principal Investigator and TRIO Trainer with 30 years TRIO experience; expert in Higher Education Opportunity Act, EDGAR, Uniform Guidance, budgeting, program management, and institutional relations

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Ms. Ping Chan

Training Coordinator, PR5/6 TRIO Trainings, Sonoma State University
jjchan@ucdavis.edu

My Experience

  • Retired Director of Upward Bound, University of California, Davis
  • TRIO Trainer for 8 years with 42 years of TRIO experience; coordinates TRIO Training registration, communication and logistics
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Ms. Deltha Colvin

Trainer, PR5/6 TRIO Trainings, Sonoma State University
deltha.colvin@wichita.edu

My Experience

  • Associate VP for Special Programs/Instruction, Wichita State University; Supervises 9 TRIO progams, 1 state-wide GEAR UP, and 2 partnership GEAR-UP programs
  • TRIO Trainer for 33 years and an amazing 54 years in TRIO, expert on the law and regulations, institutional relations, program management, and needs assessment
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Mr. Phillip Dirks

Trainer, PR5/6 TRIO Trainings, Sonoma State University
phillip.dirks@gmail.com

My Experience

  • Retired Director of Talent Search and Upward Bound, Portland State University
  • TRIO Trainer for 22 years with 32 years in TRIO; expert on longitudinal tracking of students into college, recruitment, workforce development, project-based learning, and evaluation

Mr. David Ferguson

Trainer, PR5/6 TRIO Trainings, Sonoma State University
dferguson@csuchico.edu

My Experience

  • Former Director of Priorities 1, 2, 5 and 6 TRIO Training, Sonoma State University; retired Director of Upward Bound Programs at California State University, Chico
  • TRIO Trainer for 36 years and 39 years in TRIO; expert in TRIO regulations, career and work experience programs, and English language learner programs

 

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Ms. Kyrstie Lane

Trainer, PR5/6 TRIO Trainings, Sonoma State University
klane@csumb.edu

My Experience

  • Associate Director of Student Support Services and Student Support Services STEM, California State Uniuversity, Monterey Bay
  • TRIO Trainer for 1 year with 6 years dedicated to TRIO, expert on SSS and SSS and oversight of pre-college projects
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Mr. Jorge Lupercio

Trainer, PR5/6 TRIO Trainings, Sonoma State University
jlupercio@cpp.edu

My Experience

  • Program Coordinator, Upward Bound Math/Science, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 
  • TRIO Trainer for 5 years and 22 years; expert in Information Technology 
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Ms. Paula Martin

Trainer, PR5/6 TRIO Trainings, Sonoma State University
paulajmart@verizon.net

My Experience

  • Executive Director of Harlem Center for Education; Director Talent Search; Supervised EOC and 4 state programs that are connected to TRIO
  • TRIO Trainer for 36 years with 48 years dedicated to TRIO; expert on ETS and EOC, regulations, program management, needs assessment, and record keeping
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Mr. Gregory Martinez

Trainer, PR5/6 TRIO Trainings, Sonoma State University
gregorymartinez@boisestate.edu

My Experience

  • Director, Center for Multicultural and Educational Opportunity, Boise State University
  • TRIO Trainer for 1 year with 26 years dedicated to TRIO, expert on McNair and SSS and oversight of pre-college projects

Dr. Ricardo Quintero

Trainer, PR5/6 TRIO Trainings, Sonoma State University
rdquintero@hotmail.com

My Experience

  • Executive Director Pre-College Programs, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Reading Computer Lab Coordinator for Los Angeles Unified School District
  • TRIO Trainer with 28 years of TRIO experience; expert on language proficient students and disconnected youth
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Ms. Shannon Smith

Director of TRIO Training Programs, Sonoma State University
(707) 245-7962
shannon.smith@sonoma.edu

My Experience

  • Director of the Priorities 5 and 6 TRIO Trainings at Sonoma State University, and former Director of Upward Bound programs at Sonoma State University
  • New TRIO Training Director and Trainer and 13 years experience in TRIO; expert in project management, oversight and school-based Upward Bound models