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TRIO Programs


University of Central Missouri proudly hosts two Federal TRIO Programs funded by the United States Department of Education: Student Support Services (SSS) since 1978 and McNair Scholars Program since 1991. Both programs provide services and opportunities for success to first-generation, low-income students and students underrepresented in higher education. Students with these characteristics often enter college but do not complete the bachelor's degree or enter graduate study without additional assistance.

For additional information about TRIO Programs contact:


Mary Alice Lyon, Director, TRIO-Stduent Support Services


Mary Alice Lyon, Ed.S.
Director, TRIO-Student Support Services
Humphreys 127D
Phone: 660-543-8967




Margaret Shull, Director, McNair Scholars Program


Margaret Shull, J.D.
Director, McNair Scholars Program
Humphreys 127H
Phone: 660-543-8815