Karen DeanGreetings, TASSSPians,

Welcome to TASSSP, the Texas Association of Student Services Programs, where TRIO staff in Texas gather to promote a college-going environment to potential first-generation, low income and disabled students. It is our goal to provide support for underrepresented students to complete a course of post-secondary education and to continue to make Texas strong.

By now, hopefully most of you have had the chance to explore our new website. In the coming months, we will continue to provide more information about TASSSP and TRIO, and be your "one stop shop" for anything TRIO related. Please feel free to provide feedback to any board member; this is your website and your association, and we want you to feel ownership of it. You can find all of our contact information on the contact page of the website.

This spring and summer my focus will be on Marketing and Membership. I attended my first-ever Policy Seminar in March and must say that it was one of the most powerful TRIO events that I have ever attended. We do have supporters in Washington, and it is imperative that we continue to advocate and bring more supporters on board. That, and making TRIO more recognizable in our communities, is the task of the Marketing committee. Increasing TASSSP membership will be the other focus of my presidency. Together we can make that happen!

Please let me know what I can do to help you in your quest to serve our TRiO students. I, along with the rest of the board, am counting on your support and feedback to keep TASSSP strong!

Karen Dean
TASSSP President


Student Leadership Conference, July 31 - August 2, 2014 at UNT
Developing Leaders for 50 years

SWASAP Conference, November 9-12, 2014 at Westin Dallas Park Central Hotel, Dallas, TX

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Our Members Benefit from:
   · Annual Conference Discounts 
   · Scholarship Opportunities
   · TRiO Day/Alliance Funding
   · Stipends to attend COE Policy