NCTC employee named President-Elect of Texas TRIO Association

Elizabeth F. Abu | Mar 8, 2018

Nancy Zamora TRIO HeadshotNancy Zamora, North Central Texas College TRIO Coordinator, was recently chosen as the President-Elect for the Texas TRIO Association, formerly known as the Texas Association for Student Support Services Programs (TASSSP). The Association has been in existence for over 45 years.

According to their mission statement, the Texas Association of TRIO Programs (TX-TRIO) is the representative body for TRIO professionals from colleges, universities and agencies that host federally-funded TRIO educational opportunity programs in the state of Texas. TX-TRIO is dedicated to advocating for the TRIO movement by creating opportunities for TRIO professionals and participants with professional development and support.

Their mission is accomplished through implementing educational training and outreach initiatives, developing state resources, empowering state leadership and involvement in political issues that impact TRIO programs, providing scholarship opportunities, optimizing opportunities to reinforce and increase proficiency in technology, and increasing effective communication and brand recognition that furthers public awareness of the needs of disadvantaged students enrolled in or aspiring to post-secondary education.

Zamora will serve a three year commitment to TX-TRIO, the first year as President-Elect, the second year as President, and the third year as Immediate Past-President.

As President-Elect, she will also serve as a member of the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs, Inc. (Regional Association) Board of Directors.

“I am honored and excited to be the first NCTC TRIO staff member to represent NCTC in this capacity,” said Zamora. “I believe that this position will provide me with the resources to develop professionally, to better advocate for our students and to provide recognition for the institution.”