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An Environment Where Every Individual Can Fulfill Their Educational Objectives

The mission of The Dr. William W. Sullivan Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (CAEO) is to provide traditional and innovative educational opportunities to a diverse community through targeted services and research that promote personal success.

of CAEO's pre-college participants graduated from high school (Baseline: 72%)
of CAEO's pre-college participants enrolled in college (Baseline: 39%)
of CAEO's college participants persisted in college (Baseline: 65%)
76 %
6-year college graduation rate of CAEO's college participants (Baseline: 52%)
Number of CAEO's college Participants who participated in Undergraduate Research
The number of participants CAEO is currently serving in Clark County
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Pre-College Programs

These federally funded programs provide services to low-income and first-generation students to inspire them to complete their secondary education and enter into postsecondary education. These programs are responsible for services, activities, objectives and academic achievement, as well as conceptualizing new programming to enhance middle and high school participants’ academic development and success.

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College Programs

These federally funded programs assist low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented college students with persisting in their degree programs, earning postsecondary credentials, and enrolling in post-baccalaureate studies. While promoting high quality undergraduate experience through research, conference travel, civic engagement and service-learning, financial assistance and counseling, and many other services, these programs significantly contribute to institutional efforts for persistence, retention, and graduation.

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Adult Programs

CAEO houses three adult-level federally funded programs with different objectives: Educational Opportunity Center is designed to assist low-income, first-generation individuals 19 years of age and older to pursue post-secondary education. Veterans Upward Bound program assists US military veterans with post-secondary program selection and preparation. TRIO Training Institute hosts professional development seminars for TRIO professionals across the nation.


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From the News Center

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CAEO founder helped disadvantaged students progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate degree.

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As we look to the future, a continued relationship with our community partners will enable us to provide students with the highest quality of instruction, modern facilities, a vibrant co-curricular program, and substantial tuition assistance. Invest in our students. Invest in our future!


The TRIO Alumni Association puts forth great effort to stay connected with you - our best and brightest students - to help ensure the TRIO legacy continues for generations to come. We are excited about the infinite possibilities that will come from your involvement.