This is the eighth in the series of interviews with the College Success Arizona team.
Continuing with this feature, and throughout the rest of this year, we’ll be taking a closer look at the College Success Arizona team, the people that make all that we do happen. We’ll be asking the normal “tell us a little about yourself” questions, but also delving a little deeper into each team member’s personality, and what makes them who they are.
This month’s subject is Nicole Santarsiero, College Success Arizona’s Office Assistant.
Increased postsecondary attainment will shape the future of Arizona.
The massive economic and social benefits of increasing postsecondary access and attainment will substantially enhance the state’s economy and expand opportunities for more Arizona residents. Central to this effort is the irrefutable need to empower more low-income Arizonans with greater access to postsecondary education opportunities.
To be clear, there is no magic bullet to increased attainment. The solution is a giant and complex puzzle, with several pieces in place and many key pieces still missing. Need-based aid is the vital “corner piece”, that must be inserted for the puzzle to lock together.