Lisa Edwards is the Director of TRIO Services at Ivy Tech Community College Lake County. This program includes Educational Talent Search and Student Support Services. She is President Elect for Indiana TRIO and also serves on the Educational Opportunity Association board for the Midwest region. Lisa recently served at the Academic Counselor in the Talent Search program for 5 years. Her past experiences also include serving as the Regional Manager of Tutoring Services at Ivy Tech NW and Director of Housing Management at the Gary Housing Authority. Lisa has lived and worked in Gary all of her life.

Ms. Edwards has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. She has completed all of the coursework required for a PhD in Higher Education Leadership at Indiana State University and is currently working on her dissertation.

She has a passion for helping first-generation, non-traditional, and low-income students in the community and connecting them to the tools needed for success in obtaining secondary degrees.