TRIO Student Support Services and Academic Advising Staff

Director Dr. Dorothy Collins 
Dorothy has a Doctorate degree in education from Capella University and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in education from Youngstown State University. She has been working in academic support for seven years, helping students achieve their post-secondary and/or higher educational goals. Previously, she was a career consultant for Mahoning and Columbiana Training Association and an assistant women's basketball coach and a coordinator of multicultural student services for the Center of Student Progress at YSU. Dorothy resides in Boardman, OH with her husband David and their two children, Doriyon and David. 
740.264.5591 x114 or 330-480-0726 x3128
Fax: 740.266.2706 or 330-480-0817

Dorothy Collins

Academic Counselor/Mentor Coordinator Ty-Juan Young-Bright
Ty-Juan has a Master of Science Degree in Health and Human Services and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University. He most recently was a Linkage Coordinator for the Youngstown City School District at East High School for the Governor’s Initiative to increase the graduation rates of high school students. He provided extensive academic and personal support for these students. Prior to that position, Ty-Juan was a Therapeutic Staff Support worker in Sharon, PA working with students who have behavioral problems. Ty-Juan resides in Youngstown, OH.
740.264.5591 x239
Fax: 740.266.2706

Ty-Juan Young-Bright

Academic Counselor and Program Coordinator Christopher Hoover
Christopher Hoover joined the staff in 2012. He is a 1998 graduate of Indian Creek High Schooland continued his education by obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree from West Liberty University in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Sciences and his Master’s Degree from Franciscan University in Educational Administration with a concentration is Staff and Personnel Supervision. Before joining the college, he spent his educational career as a teacher and an associate principal with the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. In his spare time, he likes to stay active by exercising and spending time with his two daughters and wonderful family who all reside in Jefferson County.
FAX: 740.266.6241 

 Chris Hoover

Secretary Marybeth Jones
Marybeth has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from West Liberty University.  She most recently was an assistant in the President's office of EGCC.  Prior to that she was the National Sales Coordinator for WTOV9 where she coordinated communications on advertising rates, order delivery and commercial copy for all National accounts.  Marybeth resides in Weirton, WV. 
740.264.5591 x114
Fax: 740.266.2706

 Mary Beth Jones