Andrea Salyer

Andrea Salyer


Job title

Director of the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement

Experience being first-gen

I was the first person in my family to choose college instead of the military as a way to economic stability and the hope of a better life. I started at community college and worked two jobs most of my college career to make ends meet. It was really tough. I want first gen students to know you deserve to be here and get all the resources & support you need to be successful!

Characteristics of first-generation students

problem solvers, navigators, brilliant, underestimated, changemakers


Current Staff, CAS campus & GSEC alum