Rody Bowers has been named to serve as the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) grant director. Prior to this position, Bowers served as an advisor for the EOC program.
Bowers will lead the efforts to recruit students to participate in the EOC program with the goal of successful college graduation. EOC provides prospective students with the support to enter or reenter higher education through services such as financial aid counseling and academic advising. She will continue to work closely with community resources to both recruit and support students in their academic careers. The EOC program is funded via a grant from the U.S. Department of Education TRIO Division.
Bowers brings more than 18 years of experience at Lake Superior College in Academic and Student Affairs, as well as Workforce Development. Prior to joining Lake Superior College, she served as the district financial aid director at Mesabi Range Community and Technical College and Vermillion Community College. In addition, she worked at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the areas of admissions and financial aid.
Bowers holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a double major in psychology and communication, and a master’s degree in education with a counseling emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Superior.