TRIO McNair Scholars Program New Assistant Director

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The TRIO McNair Scholars Program is pleased to welcome new Assistant Director, Cruz Rodriguez!

Cruz has 7+ years of experience working with TRIO students in academic planning, advising, admissions, and financial aid. As an alum and previous coordinator of TRIO Upward Bound at Beloit College, he has experienced the impact TRIO has on student development. He continues to apply the mentoring and student advocacy skills he has learned in his professional and personal life. Originally from Wisconsin, Cruz recently moved to the Twin Cities to pursue opportunities in higher education as well as enjoy the city’s accessibility to nature and art. Cruz has a Bachelor of Arts in Photography & Digital Cinema from Dominican University, and a Master of Arts in Social Justice & Community Organizing from Prescott College.