Project Director of the Federal TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB)
Leroy S. Chavez is Principal Investigator and Project Director of the Federal TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) at Metropolitan State University of Denver. VUB designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas. The primary goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants enroll in and complete postsecondary education programs.
A United States Army Veteran, a Metro State alum (’96) as well as a graduate of VUB, Mr. Chavez has over fifteen years of experience in higher education, including eleven years working directly with military veterans who are pursuing goals in postsecondary education. His recent grant proposal to the US Dept of Education on behalf of VUB was selected to receive funding in the amount of $280,943 for the first budget period 9/1/12-8/31/13. It’s anticipated the total award will be $1,404,715 over five years. Congratulations, Mr. Chavez!