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Directors

Larry Ramos

Program Director
Room # 320, Brennan Hall 1
316-978-6753
larry.ramos@wichita.edu

Larry Ramos is originally from Hutchinson, KS. He is a 1977 graduate of Trinity High School and attended Hutchinson Community College from 1977-1979. He received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Kansas State University in 1983 and a Master's of Liberal Studies in 1999 from Wichita State University. Ramos began his professional career with SER Corporation in Kansas City, KS before accepting a counselor position with Special Services for Disadvantaged Students (TRIO Student Support Services) in 1985.

In 1995, he became the first director of the McNair Scholars Program and in 2001 became the director of TRIO Talent Search. Ramos enjoys spending time with family and friends. He takes pleasure in golfing, jogging and weight training. He listens to many genres of music and enjoys reading. His other passion is officiating. He has been a registered basketball official with the Kansas State High School Activities Association since 1998 and officiates middle school, high school and college contests.


JPEG ImageStephanie Haynes

Middle School Director
Room # 315, Brennan Hall 1
316-978-6758
stephanie.haynes@wichita.edu

Stephanie Haynes is a graduate of Wichita State University. She has been with TRIO Talent Search for thirteen years. Prior to her becoming the Middle School Director she worked as Middle School Coordinator and an Educational Developmental Assistant. As the Middle School Director, she works with 300 students throughout USD 259 providing the skills and tools necessary for students to succeed in middle school.


JPEG ImageMani Souriya,

Associate Director/Statistician
Room # 303, Brennan Hall 1
316-978-6757
manivone.souriya@wichita.edu

Mani Souriya is originally from Laos. She and her family came to the United States in 1979.  She pursued a bachelor’s degree in psychology and received her degree from Wichita State University in 2004.  She continued on with a Master’s of Education in Counseling and received her graduate degree in 2006.  She joined TRIO Talent Search in October of 2005.  Mani enjoys working with high school students and she is passionate about their success.  Aside from work, Mani enjoys spending time with her family, especially on poker nights.  In her spare time, she likes to paint seascapes/landscapes and play the guitar.  She is a proud aunt of Sania, Daniel, Sunita, Samuel, Lalita, Ismail and Sanonh.


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Myron Richard

Mentoring/Career Coordinator
Room # 317, Brennan Hall 1
316-978-6756
myron.richard@wichita.edu

Myron Richard graduated with a bachelor's degree in general studies with an emphasis in criminal justice and ethnic studies from Wichita State University in 2006. He is currently holding a position as an EDA counselor (Educational Development Assistant) for the TRIO Talent Search. Myron's hobbies include coaching and playing basketball. He also likes to travel and meet new people. 


JPEG ImageMiguel A. Sabas

Financial Aid Coordinator
Room # 316, Brennan Hall 1
316-978-6754
miguel.sabas@wichita.edu

Miguel Sabas is originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico. He has lived in Wichita, KS since he was eight years old. He completed a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree, majoring in International Business, at Wichita State University in 2008. For the past three years, Miguel has been a part of the committee in charge of promoting and running, Liga Premier de Futbol de Wichita, an adult soccer league. Miguel is very excited about becoming a part of the TRIO family.


JPEG ImageTahmina Trisha

ACT/SAT Coordinator
Room # 304, Brennan Hall 1
316-978-6755
tahmina.trisha@wichita.edu

Tahmina Trisha is originally from Chittagong, Bangladesh. She has lived in Wichita, KS since she was six years old.  She completed a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in Human Resource Management, at Wichita State University in 2010. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and is excited about being a part of the Talent Search team.


Administrative Staff                                                                                        

JPEG ImageSharon K. Robertson

Senior Administrative Assistant
Room # 319, Brennan Hall 1
316-978-6844
sharon.robertson@wichita.edu   

Sharon Robertson is a native of Wichita, KS. She received her Associate's Degree from Wichita State University in May 2012 and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of General Studies degree with a primary emphasis on Psychology and allied emphasis in Creative Writing and Women's Studies. She is a current student in the TRIO Student Support Services Program and is excited about her position with TRIO Talent Search.