Robert Cancino

Director – TRiO Upward Bound

College Attended: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Areas of Study: Elementary Education Specialty:  Spanish

Favorite Part of Upward Bound: My favorite part of Upward Bound is when I am helping students explore, learn, and understand what college is and how it can help them gain access to a variety of opportunities.

Why is college important: I don’t know why college should be important to you. What I can say is that college changed my life for the better. I had an amazing time in college and met some great people who are still part of my life today. More importantly, I found a purpose for myself, something that truly drives me every single day. I want to make a difference in the lives of people who want access to higher education and don’t know how to get there. I live and breath the TRIO mission because I am an example of what higher education can do for you.

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