Trisha Caldwell

AmeriCorps Program Director

As AmeriCorps program director, Trisha oversees the AdviseMI and College Completion Crops programs, including ongoing training and professional development opportunities for service members, member recruitment, funder and partner relationships, and evaluations of program impact.

Trisha has 13 years of experience working in higher education at Michigan State University, with an underlying focus on student success in her various roles. Prior to joining MCAN, she served as director of the MSU College Advising Corps. Trisha also previously served as the assistant director of student affairs within the College of Social Science, where she was part of a collaborative effort to develop a success program to assist students in alleviating academic and social barriers as they navigated their college journey. Trisha’s career also has included time as a complex director within the MSU Department of Residence Life and as an academic adviser within MSU’s College of Engineering. She earned a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Lyman Briggs Biological Sciences from Michigan State University.

At an early age, Trisha set a goal to attend college because she recognized the opportunities a college degree would provide. As a first-generation student, her college journey was not easy. She credits family, teachers, and student affairs professionals for believing in her and helping her navigate the complex higher education system.

Outside of MCAN, Trish enjoys watching college basketball, training for and competing in triathlons, and working on creative projects.

1st generation college grad
Michigan State University Bachelor of Science, Lyman Briggs Biological Sciences
Michigan State University Master of Arts, Student Affairs Administration