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A Word From the Director

As the Director of College Enrichment & Outreach Programs (CEOP), I welcome you to our first issue of the CEOP newsletter. We plan to issue it regularly to keep you all updated with developments in CEOP and the exciting achievements of staff and students. Our mission at College Enrichment & Outreach Programs is to ensure students equal access to education and foster excellence through a collaboration of support services. Our main goal is to promote P-20 student success through college awareness and readiness, academic support, career exploration, civic engagement, college life and leadership development. A majority of our programs are federally funded through the US Department of Education under TRIO and the Office of Migrant Education (OME). The TRIO & OME programs were created to address the social and cultural barriers to education in response to President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty and were the first national college access and retention programs. Along with our federally funded programs, we also have state and institutional funded programs. I invite you to read through our newsletter as you will get to learn about all of our programs and the wonderful services they provide to ensure that we are promoting student success. I hope you enjoy reading about the many current and future activities of our programs. I would like to take a moment to recognize our incredible staff that makes essential contributions that enable the department’s success. They are truly outstanding. I hope that everyone has had a great start to the Fall semester and is looking forward to the summer.


Andrew Gonzalez