Dr. T. Chris George is the Director of TRIO Student Support Services in the Division of Student Success at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC). Chris began his professional TRIO career at Murray State University (KY) Talent Search, then worked for 17 years in TRIO at Western Kentucky University, leaving in 2020 after serving 9 years as Director of Student Support Services. In addition to TRIO, over the course of his career Chris has been a faculty member teaching University Experience for 15 years at WKU, in 2007 he was honored with the WKU First Year Student Advocate Award. He has also taught World Civilization II at WKU and currently teaches World History I, II and United States History since 1865 for SKYCTC. George holds a Bachelor of Arts in History, Master of Arts in History, and an Education Specialist in School Leadership, all from Western Kentucky University. He also holds a doctorate in Education Leadership from the University of Cumberlands.
Over the years, Dr. Chris George has had the privilege to promote college access and success through various leadership roles. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky TRIO Association, regionally on the Board of Directors for Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP), and nationally with the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). He has worked as a TRIO Trainer for both SAEOPP and COE, as well as consultant with First Gen Solutions LLC. He is a co-founder of First Gen Solutions, LLC and of George Education and Events Solutions, LLC. Away from TRIO related endeavors, Chris chairs the Supervisory Committee of the Service One Credit Union and serves on the United Way of Southern Kentucky’s College and Career Readiness Committee. Outside of work Chris enjoys playing slow pitch softball, fantasy football, and attending sporting events (especially baseball and football).