Name: Marilyn Thayer

Job at CSU: Director of TRiO Student Support Services/Academic Advancement Center 

About me: Guided by my strong commitment to supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds, I value the opportunity to serve as the director of the TRIO Student Support Services / Academic Advancement Center.  In addition to my current position that focuses on supporting students from first generation, low-income, and disabled backgrounds in becoming successful and graduating from our University, I enjoy serving on the Board for Trees, Water, and People – an organization that helps to improve people's lives by helping communities protect, conserve, and manage their natural resources.  My partner, Paul, and our children, Daniel and Maile, enjoy spending time together traveling, skiing, hiking, and wilderness canoe camping in Canada.