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Committee Chairs

Illinois TRIO Committees are composed from TRIO professionals selected to serve the organization.




  • Membership and Credentials- Keeping the membership abreast of their membership status, as well as encouraging new members to join the association.


  • Research and Evaluation- Promoting research, evaluation and planning for ILLINOIS TRIO. Provide evaluations as necessary and appropriate for the Association’s conferences, workshops and seminars.


  • Special Group Concerns in Secondary and Higher Education- Create liaisons for undocumented residents, establish relationships with those entities and agencies, work with Public School systems, Immigration and Naturalization Services.


  • Legislation and Education- Act as a Federal liaison for the Association working with the President on all matters relating to the Department of Education (ED) and to work with the President, Finance Chair and Educational Foundations Chair on any grant related efforts which would supplement direct cost related to the Association.


  • State Initiatives and Federal concerns- Oversee the Illinois State Initiatives efforts.


  • Editorials and Publications- Create and publish newsletters.


  • Finance- Work with Treasurer to assure the budget, expenditures and costs and monies are in sync.


  • President Liaison- Provide counsel to the President and President-elect as they perform duties related to their respective offices.


  • Policies, Procedures and Practices- Ensure all Executive Board members and Committee Chairs are trained and provide on-going training on Policies and Procedures as related to Association.


  • Professional Development Conference- Provide professional development opportunities for the Association.


  • Student Leadership Conference- Coordinate, and execute the Student Leadership Conference.


  • Conference Administration- Coordinate and execute the Student and Professional Conferences.


  • Nomination/Elections and Resource Development- Coordinate the election of officers.


  • Academic Development and Standards- Produce a data driven document to be publicized on ILLINOIS TRIO Website.


  • Educational Foundations and Scholarships- Cultivate relationships with corporate sponsorships through the application and submission of all applicable supplemental grant funds.


  • Washington DC Student Leadership Seminar- Coordinate, and execute the Annual College Tour which takes place during our policy seminar in Washington, DC.


  • National TRiO Day (North, Central, and South)- This committee task is to coordinate the National TRiO Day Celebrations in the three regions.


  • Technology- Responsible for receiving, formatting and disseminating information for the website.


  • Council Fair share- Remind, members to contribute to the council of Opportunity in Education.


  • ILLINOIS TRIO Scholar Bowl (Math/Science, Essay, Oratorical (artistic) and Super Quiz)-This is a new endeavor.


  • Parent Informational Conference- This is also a new endeavor. This committee would be responsible for coordinating and executing a Parent Informational conference.


  • Men of Color and Girls' success

Committees Description

Membership and Credentials

The responsibility of the Membership and Credentials Committee is to actively promote membership in the Association, to certify to the Association the membership lists of Chapters and to generally determine membership class and eligibility for purposes of participation in Association activities. The Membership and Credentials Committee shall, for each General Assembly Meeting, certify to the Board of Directors the names of eligible voters and shall be responsible for monitoring and tallying votes when necessary. The Association and Chapter Presidents-Elect shall serve on this committee. The President-Elect shall serve as Chairperson of the Membership and Credentials Committee.

Legislation and Education

The responsibility of the Legislation and Education Committee is to monitor federal, state, and local legislation, policies, and rules and regulations for both secondary postsecondary and graduate education as they pertain to TRIO/EOP and related programs and services. This committee will be responsible for initiating relevant research and developing appropriate position statements. This committee will disseminate to the Association up–to-date information related to the U.S. Department of Education and education issues in general that impact TRIO/EOP programs. As appropriate, the Legislation and Education Committee shall conduct training workshops and seminars on matters such as legislative activity and advocacy, coordinated with the Association Professional Development Committee. Membership in this committee shall be comprised of at least one representative from each of the Association Chapters.

Professional Development

The responsibility of the Professional Development Committee is to address Association membership matters pertaining to professional ethics and standards, and with the responsibility of developing or otherwise providing professional development, training, and advancement activities and opportunities which contribute to the competency, status, and image of Association members. As such, the Professional Development Committee is expected to work closely with other committees that have as a purpose the provision of training and development activities for the membership. The Committee shall consist of at least one representative from each of the Association Chapters and the Chair of the Association’s conference committee.

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