Educational Opportunity Center Staff
View the Educational Opportunity Center staff listed below.
Director: John Gallion Jr., M.S.
John Gallion Jr. holds a Bachelor's of General Studies Degree, with an emphasis in Psychology, from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Master of Science Degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Creighton University's School of Law. Prior to serving as Director of the Educational Opportunity Center, John previously served 7.5 years as an Outreach Coordinator in the EOC.
John, who was a first generation college student himself, has an active passion for assisting adult learners with their educational endeavors. He attributes this devotion to his days an undergraduate and the experiences of being a first generation college student on a campus that did not host many TRiO organizations at the time of his attendance.
John is active in TRiO on the national, regional, and local level. John is currently a member of the Educational Opportunity Association, MOKANNE and the Nebraska Mediation Association. John feels that education is one of the keys to overcoming poverty and becoming self-sufficient. According to Gallups Strengths Finder, John's top 5 strengths are: Ideation, Relator, Input, Responsibility and Intellection.
Coordinator for Adult Learners: Dasha Sudar, M.S.
Dasha Sudar graduated from the University of Iowa as a first-generation college student in 2010 with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. Dasha also holds a Master's of Science in Leadership from Creighton University.
Her past work experience includes positions as an Adult Career Specialist and a Follow Up Specialist for the Workforce Investment Act Grants. She also has worked as a mentoring program assistant for a grant initiative that assisted High School aged youths.
Coordinator for Adult Learners: Alejandra Angel
Alejandra Angel graduated from College of Saint Mary as a first-generation college student in 2018 with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology and Theology.