Champions Board

2020 - 2021

OUR MISSION

"The EMERGE Champions Board grew out of vision to work more collaboratively with our colleagues on the other side of the desk. Our monthly meetings serve as a space to learn from one another and tackle critical questions facing admissions and higher education."

- Jesse Carrillo, Director of Strategic Partnerships

TARGET AREAS

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Learn how we can continue to best serve all students through the college admission process

FINANCIAL AID

Assist in developing strategies for mitigating challenges to financial access

STUDENT SUPPORT

Engage in discussion and offer feedback for EMERGE Scholars

campus life

Work in partnership with colleges to help students create social capital and thrive

SERVICE

Our Champions Board members serve academic-year terms, September through May. New board members will be invited in April. For 2021-2022, Champions Board members will be represented by EMERGE partner institutions.

OUR MEMBERS

We could not be more honored to work beside these incredible individuals on the inaugural EMERGE Champions Board.

Colleen Burke, Senior Admission Counselor at Saint Mary’s College

Alyssa Orrantia Bieneme, Associate Director of Admissions & Coordinator of Diversity Outreach at Cornell University

Dr. Veronica Pecero, Associate Director of Access and Inclusion at The University of Texas at Austin

Mary Randers, Dean of Admission at Willamette University

Courtney Roach, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Trinity College

Tamara Siler, Deputy Director of Admission, Access and Inclusion at Rice University

Tamara Siler

Deputy Director of Admission, Access and Inclusion at Rice University