ASPIRE 2019 / Welcome from Conference Chairs


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the ASPIRE Planning committees, we are grateful and overjoyed to welcome you to the Regional ASPIRE Conference: Elevating the Mind, Body, and Soul of TRIO in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We believe we have selected a location and an agenda that guarantees a progressive and balanced conference amid the beautiful backdrop of Pikes Peak.

Our agenda is rich and dynamic with speakers, national updates, and colleague led breakout sessions. We also expect to provide practical demonstrations and sessions from vendors, and fun opportunities for networking. As a conference chairs of Regional ASPIRE, we know that the success of the conference depends ultimately on the many people who have worked with us in planning and organizing both the agenda and supporting social arrangements. In particular, we thank the Committee Chairs for their prudent guidance and brilliant suggestion on organizing the conference itinerary and activities, the various committee members who have all worked extremely hard for the details of important aspects of the conference programs and social activities and finally, our sponsors who have helped us to keep down costs for all participants.

On behalf of ASPIRE, we are looking forward to spending some amazing autumn days with you in Colorado Springs!

Brandi Roesener                                                         Angelica Valdez

Conference Co-Chair                                                  Conference Co-Chair