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SWASAP 2019 ELI Application Now Open

17 Dec 2018 12:00 PM | Erin Weddington


2019 SWASAP Emerging Leaders Institute Application




Are you interested in joining the SWASAP Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) Class of 2019? 

This opportunity is for people who want to get more involved, but may not be sure where to start or for people who want to finally understand the ins-and-outs of how SWASAP works. Everyone is invited to apply for this opportunity. You do not have to be a new SWASAP member or new to TRIO.  

The 2019 ELI class is made up of representatives from each state and will meet during a three-day summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. There will be two additional online meetings and a final gathering at the 2019 SWASAP Conference in Austin, TX. 

ELI participants have an opportunity to better understand SWASAP's mission and history. Participants will explore their leadership styles and test their ability working in a team together in addition to networking with other TRIO staff from around the region. 

Important Dates to Remember

Application and supporting materials due to your state president: January 18, 2019

State presidents turn in four candidates to ELI Committee: February 1, 2019

Final Selections will be announced: February 15, 2019

Three-Day ELI Summit: April, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV

Two Online Meetings: May-October, 2019

Final ELI Meeting: November 2019 (SWASAP Conference) Austin, TX


Costs Associated with ELI


Flight to Las Vegas, NV: State Association

Hotel in Las Vegas, NV: SWASAP

Meals not covered as part of ELI Summit: State Association or Individual

Austin, TX

Travel to Austin, TX: Individual ELI Student's TRIO Program (as part of SWASAP Attendance)

Hotel in Austin, TX: Individual ELI Student's TRIO Program (as part of SWASAP Attendance)

*please note that the final meeting during the SWASAP Conference in Austin, TX will need to be covered by the individual ELI student's TRIO Program as part of SWASAP Attendance. SWASAP and each state association does not provide funding for the SWASAP Conference. 


If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application and submit it to your state president! 

Arkansas- Ronda McLelland,

Louisiana- Dr. Shrylin Davis,

New Mexico- Erin Weddington,

Oklahoma- Lisa Johnson,

Texas- Al Bacon,


If you have questions, please let us know. 

Co-Chair, Martin Lopez,

Co-Chair, Erin Weddington,


SWASAP ELI 2019 Application: SWASAPELIApp2019.pdf 



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