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Alum named TRIO Achiever
Jose Rios TRIO Jose Rios

Tarleton State University

Monday, March 18, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton alum and Upward Bound participant Jose Rios was recognized as a TRIO Achiever at this year’s TRIO State Conference March 4 in Austin. The TRIO programs are federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services such as Upward Bound for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Rios is a 1997 graduate of Comanche High School who graduated with a B.S. from Tarleton in 2001 and an M.B.A. from LeTourneau University in 2006. He has spent his career in education and has worked for five years for Talent Search Program at Texas State University. For the past six years, Rios has worked for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, where he has recently been promoted to assistant director of community and technical colleges in the Division of Workforce, Academic Affairs and Research.

Rios was one of four TRIO alumni to be recognized at the conference. The criteria for being selected as a TRIO Achiever includes having been a TRIO program participant who successfully completed a postsecondary program of study and has attained a position of high stature within his/her profession or has received recognition for outstanding academic achievement.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Frank Chamberlain

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