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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:


Chris Beggs, Director, TRIO-Stduent Support Services


Chris Beggs, M.S.
Director, TRIO-Student Support Services
Humphreys 119
Phone: 660-543-4786




Margaret Shull, Director, McNair Scholars Program


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