Maria de Lourdes Zavala
Ms. Lourdes Zavala has over thirty years of experience working with numerous TRIO programs. As an Associate Director for Program Compliance and IT Support at Colorado State University, Lourdes' direct responsibilities include the creation and management of numerous project-related databases used in tracking and monitoring of program services and activities as they relate to the Department of Education’s Annual Performance Reports (APR). Her responsibilities also include the overall management of technical and desktop support.
Lourdes also has extensive experience in conducting research and writing successful grant proposals and has served as a consultant to the TRIO community. She has also served on several Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and regional (Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunities Program Personnel (SAEOPP) training teams providing assistance and training to TRIO projects.
As a consultant, Lourdes assists TRIO and institutional programs with their database, technical, and consulting needs.
Lourdes earned her bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in business management from Colorado State University.