Dr. Marsha S. Lue has been hired as a TRIO Student Support Services advisor at Lake Superior College. Her responsibilities will include: academic, career, and transfer advisement; financial aid and financial literacy advisement; new TRIO SSS student recruitment; knowledge development of federal, state, and institutional policies and organizing cultural, and educational activities and workshops for TRIO SSS students.
Prior to Lake Superior College, Lue was the Director of the TRIO McNair program at the University Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) where she also served as an academic coordinator, and where she currently serves as adjunct faculty.
Lue holds an educational doctorate from Argosy University-Twin Cities, where she conducted research on the impact of first generation status on underrepresented McNair Scholars. She is a UWS graduate, receiving her bachelor’s degree in 2002 and master’s degree in 2004. All degrees have an emphasis on cultural diversity in higher education.
TRIO programs were the first national access and retention programs to address social and cultural barriers to education in America. The programs are designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and help them succeed. TRIO began as a part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty and the program that would evolve into Student Support Services was launched in 1968. The Lake Superior College TRIO SSS program has served students for more than 20 years and continues to work towards increasing college retention and graduation rates for its participants.