(Columbia, S.C.) The Board of Directors of the Council for Opportunity in Education and the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity at Princeton University selected Tara Holmon, Midlands Technical College’s Educational Talent Search Program Director, to attend the first TRIO Executive Leadership Institute on College Opportunity at Princeton University September 28 through October 1, 2017.
TRIO programs serve students from middle school and high school to college and postgraduate study. TRIO also provides services to adult learners and military veterans.
"Tara is an outstanding advocate for college access and educational opportunity for under-served populations such as low income and first-generation students,” said Sandi Oliver, MTC Vice President of Student Development Services “Tara is a strong leader of TRIO programs at the local, state and regional level, and we are delighted that she has now been recognized and had the opportunity to share her expertise at the national level.”
Holmon, who is the South Carolina TRIO President, was a part of the first cohort of State TRIO Presidents to attend the Institute.
“TRIO is a very important organization in the Midlands,” said Holmon. “The Midlands-area TRIO programs have assisted thousands of low-income students, first generation students, and students with disabilities to successfully matriculate from secondary education to post-secondary education and beyond.”
During the Leadership Institute, college access and success professionals had the opportunity to engage in lectures, workshops, and facilitated exercises that strengthen their leadership skills at the institutional, state, regional and national levels.
About Midlands Technical College
Midlands Technical College (MTC) is a comprehensive, multi-campus, public, two-year college serving Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties of South Carolina. The fifth-largest provider of higher education in South Carolina and the largest provider of transfer students to four-year colleges and universities in the state, MTC enrolls approximately 15,000 credit students annually. The college’s Corporate and Continuing Education program, one of the largest and most comprehensive in the Southeast, annually has 15,000 and provides continuing education to hundreds of area businesses each year. MIDLANDSTECH.EDU