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Meet the TRiO Staff

  • Anna McDonald M.S.

    TRIO Project Director
    Office: Hodes Center
    Phone: 816.501.3719

  • Upward Bound Director

    Upward Bound Director
    Office: Hodes Center
    Phone: 816-501-2488

  • Regan Baker

    Regan Baker M.S.

    Student Support Services
    Assistant Director
    Office: Hodes Center
    Phone: 816.501.2427

  • K'Brece Dean

    Upward Bound--Achieve
    Academic Coordinator
    Office: Hodes Center
    Phone: 816.501.0436

  • Kendall Hart M.S.

    TRIO Office Manager
    Office: Hodes Center
    Phone: 816.501.2904

  • Anissa Martinez M.S.

    Student Support Services
    Academic Coordinator
    Office: Hodes Center
    Phone: 816.501.2439

  • Lisa Perry

    Upward Bound--Classic
    Academic Coordinator
    Office: Hodes Center
    Phone: 816.501.0439

The Avila Promise

  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • Up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.

Your LAST chance to SOAR

Welcome Class of 2023

All first-year students are required to attend one SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration) event.

Your next opportunity is June 14, 2019.

RSVP here>>

Commencement Activities


Grads at 2019 Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2019!

To see photos from our celebration of the 102nd graduating class,

visit our Flickr page >>

Student Profile: Colin Hendricks


Colin Hendricks

Turning Avila experiences into a position as a user experience (UX) designer in the Cerner Business Apprenticeship program. 
Read more about Colin's experiences here.  

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