William Ogle, M.Ed
Having previously been a first-generation, low-income Feather River College student (class of 2006), William "Billy" has experienced firsthand the many challenges TRiO-eligible students face. As the son of a custodian and office clerk, he remembers walking up the hill to campus for his first class and the apprehension he felt as the first person in his family to go to college. After finishing at FRC, Billy transferred to Humboldt State University where he received his B.S. in Biology and later completed a Master of Education degree from The University of Texas at Arlington. He understands the overwhelming obstacles that first-generation, low-income students face, from navigating the complexities of the FAFSA and financial aid to filling out applications to 4-year universities when it comes time to transfer. As the director of TRiO SSS, he is passionate about doing everything he can to get students in the program over all of the hurdles they will face during their time at FRC and to ultimately be successful in achieving their academic, career, and life goals.