Georgia TRIO Executive Board

Sonia Davis


University of Georgia
Director, Upward Bound

121 Milledge Hall
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-0849
Fax: (706) 583-8246

Juawn Jackson

Vice President

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc

Project Advisor, Talent Search

566 Monroe Street  

 Macon, GA  31208

Phone: (478) 746-4518    

Fax:  (478) 746-2912


Holly Lawrence

Immediate Past President

Dr. Jakeia Glynn


Valdosta State University

Director, Talent Search

1500 N. Patterson St

Valdosta, GA 31698

Phone: (229) 333-5463

Fax: (229) 249-2687


Sabrina King


Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Director, Upward Bound

1630 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone: (404) 756-2731

Fax: (404) 756-4658

Aaron Bunton


Latrice Richardson

Assistant Treasurer

Cedric Norris, Jr.


Dr. Athea Harris


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Bobby Roberts


Savannah State University

Director, Upward Bound
P.O. Box 20488
Savannah, GA 31404
Phone: (912) 358-3480
Fax: (912) 358-3687

The Georgia Association of Special Programs Personnel  (GASPP) or Georgia TRiO, founded in 1972, is a non-profit organization, made up of educators, policymakers, professionals in the private sector and other individuals committed to ensuring that secondary and post-secondary educational opportunities are appropriate and accessible to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.


GASPP is an organization with over 150 professional members committed to helping students succeed through the TRIO programs.  The Georgia TRIO programs serve approximately 20,000 students and adults statewide.  We receive $12,000,000 annually in federal funds from the US Department of Education to assist us with our goals.  Our students are all ages--from middle school to adults. They typically come from lower income households where no one has obtained a college degree. Our commitment is simple: to help students achieve great things through education. We are proud to serve each student and are eager to serve many more.




The Georgia Association of Special Programs Personnel (GASPP or GA TRiO) strives to continue to be the Premier Professional Association by providing effective and innovative opportunities for its members and students by ensuring educational ACCESS through the spirit of excellence.




The Mission of the Georgia Association of Special Programs Personnel is to provide effective and innovative opportunities for its members and students.

This shall be accomplished by:


  • Fostering and promoting standards of professional preparation

  • Enhancing the training, effectiveness, and recognition of members of the Association

  • Servicing the needs and interests of students, faculties, administrators, and staff.

  • Developing positive program implementation strategies through the collaborative efforts of educational opportunity program personnel.

  • Promoting and facilitating closer linkages among institutions

  • Stimulating and promoting educational experiences, conferences and such other essential related activities.