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Professional Development

Members Involved in Leadership & Engagement (MILE) Program

5 Steps for Joining MILE

To create a network of engaged TRIO professionals while gaining knowledge of MN TRIO, Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) and Council for Opportunity in Education (COE); importance of state and federal advocacy; and to critically think about enhancing the quality of the MN TRIO Association.



Target Members: Fifteen MN TRIO professionals

  1. Anyone who is interested in learning more about TRIO history and associations;
  2. Newer professionals;
  3. Seasoned professionals who want to be more involved;
  4. Minimal involvement on state (MNTRIO) level;
  5. Want to learn new leadership skills;
  6. Interested in learning and expanding professional development skills;
  7. Interested in networking and building community
  8. Committed to becoming a MNTRIO member prior to February meeting


Program Highlights: (subject to change)

  • Participate in six professional development meetings and present at MNTRIO Work Day
  • Must be able to commit to attend meetings on the following dates:

    February 2-3, 2018 - Hinkely, MN

    March 9, 2018 – Online

    April 11-12, 2018 - Duluth, MN (Following MNTRIO Conference)

    May 4, 2018 – Minneapolis

    August 3, 2018 - Online                                                                                                                        September (TBA)                                                                                                                                          December 2018 (MNTRIO Work Day Presentation)

  • Participation fee of $100.00 (can be paid by program/institution).  MN TRIO will pay for cost of meals and lodging accommodations during meetings.
  • Curriculum may include but not be limited to: TRIO history, mentoring, evaluation, leadership assessments/reflections, quality improvement tools, readings, MN TRIO committee member work, networking and final presentation to the MN TRIO board.

 The application will open Friday Dec. 1, 2017 and close Friday Jan. 5, 2018. Please send completed applications to

*Final participants will be notified by Friday, January 12th, 2018.

MILE Application 2017-2018


2015-2016 MILE Cohort
Naomi Farabee Augsburg College Mc Nair
Emily Galzki Anoka Ramsey CC UB
Ryan Hanson North Hennepin CC SSS
Cha Her MN State U-Mankato SSS
James Hoppe College of St. Scholastica ETS
Rachel Juen Century College SSS
James Kirchner Normandale CC SSS
Julie Jo Larson Central Lakes College SSS
Ruby Murillo Inver Hills CC SSS
Zachary Olson Bemidji State University UB
Awale Osman Normandale CC SSS
Kenneth White Dakota County Tech College UB
Pa Yong Xiong Metropolitan State University SSS
Der Yang MCTC
Tricia Wilkinson
University of MN-Twin Cities
Andrew Cseter Metropolitan State University

MILE members can click below to pay for their MILE registration online.

Pay your MILE Registration Here

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