Ruth Stubbs | Director of Educational Access & Outreach
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Ruth Patiño Stubbs received her undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in 1999 and her graduate degree in Social Work at the University of Utah in 2003, and is currently working to complete her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah. She has worked in Student Affairs for over thirteen years with an interest and passion for advocacy for under-represented student populations. She has worked at the University of Northern Las Vegas, primarily with TRIO and access programs. She then came to join the Weber State family in August of 2003 serving in a variety of roles including college counselor for multicultural students, outreach program coordinator, and director of the TRiO-Educational Talent Search program and now the director of the access and outreach department since August of 2008.
Access and outreach programs within the department focus on providing support services and increasing college participation and educational opportunities for underrepresented students. Efforts also focus on creating collaborations and connections of the university's educational outreach programs to better meet the needs of the local community. Initiatives and partnerships have expanded to include a focus on college access, applications, financial aid completion, transition support, college-readiness and guidance, parent involvement, college campus experiences and youth conferences and engaging the community in the importance of education and going to college. Ruth also enjoys being involved in the community by serving on various boards and committees including Partners In Education, Workforce Development with the Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce, the Adult Education Advisory Board, UT ASPIRE supporting TRIO programs, the Ogden Weber Community Action Partnership Board of Trustees, NAACP Ogden Chapter, IMAGE de Northern Utah and serving as co-chair of the College Access Network of Utah. (CAN U).
She is committed and truly enjoys working with her team, the programs and the various students and partners from the campus and community to gain a stronger commitment to the work we do together in increasing college participation for under-represented students.