Consistent with CVCC’s mission the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program is here to serve students. The program is being administered by Dr. Evora Baker.  The ultimate goal of the TRIO SSS program is to increase student retention and graduate rates.

Dr. Baker will lead the college's efforts in offering support to student participants as they adjust to the college environment, access and obtain appropriate services, become independent learners and self-advocates, and achieve their academic and personal goals.

The Federal TRIO Programs are outreach and student programs funded, and implemented by the United States Department of Education to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

TRIO started as three programs implemented from 1964 to 1968 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty.  TRIO now includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to advance through the academic system from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs.  CVCC will be focusing its efforts on the Student Support Services program, or TRIO SSS as it is also known.  Dr. Baker is CVCC’s first TRIO SSS grant director.

To apply for the TRIO SSS program, please apply online or contact:

TRIO Student Support Services
Director of TRIO Student Support Services
3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
Phone: 434.832.6596