Theresa Rader, Director of the Student Support Services Program in the Institute for Educational Opportunities at Montana Tech, was recently inducted as ASPIRE’s Regional President on October 2, 2018 at the ASPIRE annual conference in Missoula, MT.
Rader, a Butte native and long-time Montana Tech employee will be charged to represent the needs of 143 federally funded programs serving 42,000 low-income first-generation students from the mountain west states of Montana, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, North Dakota and Colorado on the national board of the Council for Opportunity in Education.
“Theresa works effectively with her students at Montana Tech, helping them enter, persist, and graduate with a Bachelor’s degree,” noted Amy Verlanic, Executive Director of the Institute for Educational Opportunities. “Commendably, Theresa is just as effective at protecting and expanding all students’ opportunities within the national legislative and policy arena. Montana Tech is honored to have a fighter of her caliber in this leadership role.”