Annual Conference 2022

An Unmatched Event for College Access Professionals

For college access professionals, attending the annual conference was an investment in professional development that will provide more impactful leverage for programs and participants. The conference featured discussions on new trends in college access and retention and connects college leaders to proven best practices that will improve local colleges. Attendees came to the annual conference to hear new ideas, meet new colleagues, and generate renewed energy. The agenda was filled with information to help college access professionals and students become more competitive professionally and personally. Session recordings will become available in October.


The agenda was jam-packed with information that will help college access professionals and students improve their career and personal competitiveness. Review the program here:

– Educational Opportunity Dinner – National TRIO Achiever Awards Luncheon – Walter O. Mason Awards – Chair’s Reception (On-Site Only)


Highlights from San Diego

Star-Studded Start to COE’s Annual Conference 2022 as an Actress, Executives Wow Crowd


2022 National TRIO Achievers Tell Tales of Triumph Over Adversity


Mason Award and TRIO Family Award Winners Celebrate Lives Changed for the Better


2022 Annual Conference Sponsors

COE appreciates the generosity of the following sponsors of the 2022 annual conference.

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