Talent Search Staff Profiles

Photo Director Larry Ramos


Larry Ramos

Program Director
Room # 320, Brennan Hall 1

Larry Ramos earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Kansas State University and a Master of Liberal Studies from Wichita State University. He is responsible for supervising all aspects of the program including grant funding, budgeting, supervising personnel, and annual performance reports for the staff and program . He serves as a liaison between the program, the university, Wichita Community, USD 259, Kanas Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education.

Photo Middle School Director Stephanie HaynesStephanie Haynes

Middle School Director
Room # 315, Brennan Hall 1

Stephanie Haynes has a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's in public communications, both from Wichita State. She has been with TRIO Talent Search since 2000. As the middle school director, she works with 300 students throughout USD 259. In her current role, she provides the skills and tools necessary for students to succeed in middle school. Haynes also coordinates the highly successful Summer Enrichment Program for middle school students held each year on the WSU main campus. She serves Brooks Technology and Arts, Jardine STEM and Career Explorations, and Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet middle schools.

 Photo Associate Director Mani SouriyaMani Souriya

Associate Director/Statistician
Room # 303, Brennan Hall 1

Mani Souriya is a TRIO alumna, originally from Laos. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a Master of Education in counseling, both from Wichita State. She joined TRIO Talent Search in 2005.  Mani organizes campus visits, database and student information, evaluations of services and activities.

 Photo PEA Myron RichardProgram Educational Advisors

Myron Richard

Mentoring/Career Coordinator
Room # 311, Brennan Hall 1

Myron Richard graduated  from Wichita State with a bachelor's degree in general studies with an emphasis in criminal justice and ethnic studies. He has been with Talent Search since 2006. Myron coordinates the program's career and mentoring activities and works with students at West High School and Hamilton Middle School.

 Photo PEA Miguel SabasMiguel A. Sabas

Financial Aid Coordinator
Room # 316, Brennan Hall 1

Miguel Sabas is originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Wichita State University with an emphasis in international business. He has been with the program since 2014 and works with students at North High School and Pleasant Valley Middle School. He coordinates financial literacy activities for the program and provides advice and college preparation for Spanish-speaking students and parents.

Sara Baltazar

Photo PEA Sara BaltazarACT/SAT Coordinator
Room # 304, Brennan Hall 1

Sara Baltazar is a TRIO alumna and former lead tutor for TRIO Talent Search who is fluent in both English and Spanish. She has been involved with the Multicultural Student Mentoring Program at WSU and is an alumna of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Sara graduated in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in marketing-real estate from Wichita State. In October 2017, she became a program educational advisor for Talent Search, working with students at Southeast High and Curtis Middle School. She coordinates ACT workshops and ACT/SAT test preparation activities.

Administrative Staff                                                                                        

 Photo Sr. Administrative Assistant Sharon RobertsonSharon K. Robertson

Senior Administrative Assistant
Room # 319, Brennan Hall 1

Sharon Robertson is a TRIO alumna who earned her associate's degree from Wichita State University and is currently pursuing a general studies degree with a primary emphasis on psychology and allied emphasis in creative writing and women's studies. She has been with the program since 2014. In her role, she assists with timekeeping, payroll, monitoring expenditures, managing the website and editing the program newsletter.