Michelle A. Danvers Foust
Director, TRIO Pre-Collegiate Programs, CUNY, Bronx Community College
2155 University Avenue, GRH 517, Bronx, NY 10453
Phone: (718) 289-5855, Fax: (718) 289-6346, E-mail: (Click Here to Reveal Address)
Michelle Danvers Foust is the director of TRIO Pre-Collegiate Programs (Upward Bound Classic; Upward Bound Math/Science, Educational Talent Search Programs) on the campus of Bronx Community College and has served in this capacity for the past twenty-nine years. She has served at the regional level, on the Board of the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education (AEEE) as president, treasurer and Board member-at-large. Ms. Danvers Foust currently serves on the TRIO CUNY Council, which was convened with CUNY Central support, as a vehicle for TRIO programs within the City University of New York to come together to: increase visibility; share best practices; provide professional development; build relationships across university programs; strengthen the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs; and develop TRIO learning outcomes. As a member of the CUNY Foster Care Collaborative, Ms. Danvers Foust represents TRIO programs to best serve the needs of foster care youth in the Metro New York area and within the City University of New York. Michelle also served as a regional coordinator of the Northeast Consortium, which was funded by Brookhaven National Laboratories, the Department of Energy, General Electric in collaboration with Bronx Community College and Clarkson University; to introduce STEM, project based experiential learning to middle school youth. Her educational credits include a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Ithaca College, and a Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School. Michelle is a skilled grant writer and has authored many successful competitive educational grants.
Associate Dean of Students; Director of Student Retention, Southeast Missouri State University
University Center Room 414, Mailstop 1850, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: (573) 986-6134, E-mail: (Click Here to Reveal Address)
Trent Ball currently serves as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Retention at Southeast Missouri State University and provides leadership and management of the Academic Support Centers. This includes the administration of programs, hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of the staff and activities of Educational Access Programs, Learning Assistance Programs, the Plan for College Initiative (College Access Challenge Grant), the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program (TRIO), and Student Support Services (TRIO). Mr. Ball is the past president of the Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP) and MO-KAN-NE, the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Chapter of MAEOPP. Mr. Ball also has served as the Public Institution Representative to the Missouri College Personnel Association (MoCPA) Board as well as serves on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri’s Education and Employment Board, The Missouri Department of Higher Education’s College Access Advisory Committee, and the UNCF, Inc. St. Louis Leadership Advisory Council. He has presented numerous programs and training seminars at the local, state, regional and national level and has almost 20 years of professional experience in higher education.
Director, Upward Bound Math/Science, Wichita State University
Brennen Hall I - Third Floor, Room 311; 1845 Fairmount Street, Box 156; Wichita, KS 67260-0156
Phone: (316) 978-3316, E-mail: (Click Here to Reveal Address)
V. Kaye Monk-Morgan has served Wichita State University as the director of the TRIO Upward Bound Math Science Center (UBMS) since 1997. Mrs. Morgan's 23 years of service in Student Affairs have given her the opportunity to work with and gain expertise in student development, campus and residential life, programming, student recruitment and volunteerism. Her passion for TRIO work was created during her undergraduate years, when she served as the Residence Hall Supervisor for the very UBMS program she currently administers. A staunch advocate for college access and educational opportunity, Mrs. Monk-Morgan has served her chapter in several leadership positions, including chair of the tri-state chapter of MO-KAN-NE Board of Directors. Additionally she has served the EOA (formerly Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel) for 10 consecutive years. During that time she has served on several committees, planned the regional conference, served as the board parliamentarian and is currently the past president. Kaye earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Chemistry/Business in 1993 and her Master's Degree in Public Administration with Emphasis in Higher Education Administration (1996) both from Wichita State University.
Director, Upward Bound, Weatherford College
225 College Park Dr., Weatherford, TX 76086
Phone: (817) 598-6485, E-mail: (Click Here to Reveal Address)
Jeff Kahlden is the director of Upward Bound at Weatherford College in Weatherford, TX since September 2006. He has previously served as Upward Bound director at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and many different positions in Upward Bound at his alma mater, Tarleton State University. Jeff holds a B.S. in agricultural services and development with a minor in animal science and an M.S. in agricultural education from Tarleton State University. Jeff is a graduate of SWASAP’s Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI), former president of TASSSP, parliamentarian for SWASAP, and has chaired or co-chaired numerous committees; most recently co-chair SWASAP’s ELI and Student Leadership Conference committees. Jeff also serves in his community as an assistant coach for flag football and baseball, clock operator at WC Basketball games, member of TSU TTP-TTS Alumni board, and numerous other organizations.
Director, Talent Search, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Room 515, McCarthy Hall/Moomaw Center, 1000 Dabney Drive, Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Phone: (540) 863-2874, E-mail: (Click Here to Reveal Address)
Christie Hardbarger is presently serving as Director of the Educational Talent Search Program at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, a position she has held for the last 8 years. Prior to that, she worked as a Talent Search Counselor and as the transfer counselor for Student Support Services at DSLCC. Christie has worked in education her whole life and her experience includes teaching high school French, teaching foreign language in the Talent and Gifted Program, and serving as chairman of her local school board. Christie has served as state President in Virginia and has also held various committee chairs in the state organization. She was the conference chairman for the last two VAEOPP Conferences held in Virginia and has been active in re-vamping the Emerging Leaders' Institute in Virginia. Her graduate studies are in Leadership and she particularly enjoys working with groups in terms of developing leadership, resolving personnel issues, and team building in the workplace. She is currently serving as President of her regional association, MEAEOPP. Christie enjoys spending time on her family farm in Virginia and traveling to Atlanta to visit her children and grandchildren.
President, Council for Opportunity in Education
1025 Vermont Avenue N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 347-7430, Fax: (202) 347-0786, E-mail: (Click Here to Reveal Address)
On October 1, 2013, Maureen Hoyler assumed the position of President of the Council for Opportunity in Education, a nonprofit organization that provides professional development, program improvement, and advocacy for nearly 2,800 federally funded college opportunity programs at almost 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide. Ms. Hoyler has been a voice for low-income, first-generation students and individuals with disabilities. As President, she oversees management of the Washington office and the fiscal affairs of the Association also while serving as the primary liaison between the Association and the United States Congress, the Executive Branch, all Governmental Agencies. She is the official representative of the Association with all other postsecondary educational associations.
She began her career at the Educational Opportunity Program at Marquette University as an assistant to the then Director, Dr. Arnold Mitchem. Ms. Hoyler moved to Washington in 1981 to establish the Council’s office. As the organization’s Chief Operating Officer, she has played an integral role in the growth of the organization over the past 33 years, which started with a staff of just one full-time professional in 1982. Ms. Hoyler has lectured widely on federal law and regulations. Her publications include “Collaboration to Widen Participation in Higher Education” (The European Access Network) and “Expanding College Access and Success: The Chicago Model” (with George Lowery). Over the years, she has received numerous awards from TRIO-based associations. She received her B.A. and her law degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Please note, COE's Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from its affiliate regional associations.