The Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) 2018 Conference is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Please save the date for November 11 - 14, 2018.


The Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP) 2018 Conference is in Little Rock, Arkansas. Please save the date for November 11-13, 2018.


ASPIRE TRiO (ASPIRE) 2018 Conference is in Missoula, Montana. Please save the date for September 30 - October 3, 2018.

NCCEP/GEAR UP Conference

The NCCEP/GEAR UP Conference will be in Washington, D.C. Please save the date for July 15, 2018 - July 18, 2018

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Lacai was initially released in 2009, a culmination of collaborative efforts to make the best database management system for TRiO. We are a small and agile group that stays on top of technology and how to make it fit the needs of student support staff. With your passion to support students, and our passion to support you, we strive to be a part of what makes your program successful.

Richard Carney

Richard has been developing software for 20 years and working with technology in Higher Education for 15 years. He has a B.S. in Mathematics from Texas State University and professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, Redhat, and ITIL. Regardless of the application, his emphasis is to keep things simple. His story with TRiO began while supporting staff having difficulty using and managing their existing database. After tinkering with the idea of creating a better system, a plea from TRiO staff started what is now known as Lacai!

Monica Carney

Monica, a nominated Texas TRiO achiever, has over 10 years of TRiO experience. She has a B.A. in Psychology from University of North Texas and a M. Ed in Elementary Education from Texas State University. From peer mentoring with SSS to directing Talent Search, she has experienced the gamut of what it takes to run a successful TRiO program.

Stephen Santoianni

Stephen has been developing software for 12 years and working with technology in Higher Education for 9 years. His specialties include web development and database design.