Carleton Names Williams Director of TRIO Program

October 13, 2015

Trey Williams has been named the new director of TRIO/Student Support Services at Carleton College.

Williams is currently the assistant director of a similar program at St. Olaf College, serving in that capacity since November 2014. He managed the Hearst Outreach program, coordinated the summer bridge program to help students jump-start their college careers, and managed a student advising caseload of more than 50 students. He has worked at St. Olaf since 2006 in various capacities, including as an academic advisor (2009-14) and as an admissions counselor (2006-09).

“I am excited to welcome Trey to the division of student life and the Carleton community. Trey brings with him a long history interfacing with Trio programs and a talent for empowering students, partnering with faculty, and engaging staff,” says Carolyn H. Livingston, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students. 

Williams earned his B.A. in sociology/anthropology and American racial and multicultural studies from St. Olaf in 2006, and added a M.A. in educational leadership from St. Mary’s University (Minnesota) in June 2013.

The Carleton TRIO/Student Support Services (TRIO/SSS) program is federally funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Competitions for grant renewal happen every four to five years. The Carleton College TRIO/SSS program has been continuously funded since 1981, and was recently renewed this past spring. The mission of the Carleton College TRIO/SSS program is to assist participants in overcoming social, cultural, financial, personal, academic, and other challenges to fully participate in the life of the college and ultimately achieve the goal of graduation. Learn more about Carleton’s TRIO/SSS program at