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Trent Ball

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Trent Ball currently serves as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Retention at Southeast Missouri State University and provides leadership and management of the Academic Support Centers (ASCs). Mr. Ball is the Past Board Chair for the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), Past President of The Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) and Past President of MO-KAN-NE. Currently, Mr. Ball serves on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri’s Education and Employment Council, the UNCF, Inc. St. Louis Leadership Advisory Council, The Board of Directors for Gene Slay’s Girls and Boys Club and as the TRIO and other Educational Opportunity Programs Representative to the CAS Standards Board of Directors. Mr. Ball is working with St. Louis Graduates and the St. Louis Regional Chamber on their Lumina Foundation projects. Mr. Ball has written successful grants for state and federal programs as well as non-profit and community based organizations. He has presented numerous programs at the local, state, regional and national level, is a senior consultant and co-owner/operator of LEAD Consulting and Training and has 20 years of professional experience working in Higher Education