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Meet the EOC Staff

 

Travis Kinsey, Ed.D, Director, TRiO Programs
tlkinsey532@my.pittcc.edu
252-493-7762

Dr. Travis Kinsey serves at the Director of TRiO Programs at PCC. His primary responsibility is to provide leadership to the Student Support Services and the Educational Opportunity Center departments. Dr. Kinsey has a Ed. D., and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from East Carolina University. Additionally, he holds a Masters in Adult Education with an Emphasis in Training and Development from Central Michigan University. This is his 11th year in higher education. Prior to transitioning into higher education, he worked in the banking industry for over 3 years. Furthermore, Mr. Kinsey has taught Organizational Leadership, Strategic Leadership, and Human Resource Management at the collegiate level. He is passionate about helping students make decisions that could change their lives. His favorite quote is “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy – I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it” by Art Williams.

MBTI – ENTJ
True Color – Green
Holland Code – Persuader

 

 

Sandra Saunders-Smith, Program Coordinator, TRIO: Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC)
sdsaunders-smith216@my.pittcc.edu
252-977-3306 ext. 228

Sandra Saunders-Smith joined the Education Opportunity Center staff in January 2012 after working three and a half years for Airboss Rubber Compounding Company in Human Resource. Ms Smith is no stranger to TRiO; she brings five years of experience with her from the EOC program at Halifax Community College – three years as an Outreach Specialist and two years as the Director of the program. Sandra is MBTI certified as of April 2021. She believes that education is the key to success and life; if you develop a passion for learning you will never stop growing.

Sandra Saunders-Smith currently serves as the Program Coordinator, TRIO: Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) at Pitt Community College. Ms. Smith joined the EOC staff in January 2012 as an Outreach Specialist.  Sandra has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management with a concentration in Health Administration, which she obtained while serving in the United States Army as a Logistics Office.  Ms Smith is no stranger to TRiO; she brings five years of experience with her from the EOC program at Halifax Community College – three years as an Outreach Specialist and two years as the Director of the program. Sandra is MBTI and Mental Health First Aid certified. She believes that education is the key to success and life; if you develop a passion for learning you will never stop growing.

MBTI – ISTP
True Color – Gold
Holland Code – Organizing

 

 

Brett Ashlie Lilley, Outreach Specialist, TRIO: Educational Opportunity Centers (Pitt County)
bdlilley616@my.pittcc.edu
252-493-7644
Pitt Community College, Warren Building, Room 2402A

Brett Lilley joined the TRiO: Educational Opportunity Center staff in February 2018 as an Outreach Specialist for Martin County, and now in 2022 as the Outreach Specialist for Pitt County. Mrs. Lilley has previous experience in Child Protective Services in Martin and Washington Counties. She has experience with the community college system working as a college counselor. Her primary work responsibilities are recruiting and assisting low income, first generation students with beginning and continuing in higher education. She is a True Colors Certified Facilitator, and completed an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion certificate from the University of South Florida.  Ashlie has a passion for higher education and her goals are to help students achieve their dreams.

MBTI – ENTJ
True Color – Orange
Holland Code – Persuader