The federal grants will help the program, which works with high school students, provide one-on-one academic support and guidance, individual and group tutoring, and access to college campus visits.
James Trotter of Academic Technologies & Innovation and Dalia Hernández of Upward Bound will join a program that prepares early to mid-career academic and administrative emerging leaders who aspire to advance.
The university is ranked No. 6 in the nation among more than 1,500 universities on the annual 2021 Social Mobility Index (SMI) published by CollegeNET.
Dalia Hernández was honored for her outstanding service by the Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP) Southern California Chapter.