The Northwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs (NAEOP) 2024 Conference is in Anchorage, Alaska. Please save the date for October 6, 2024 - October 9, 2024.


ASPIRE (ASPIRE) 2024 Conference is in Big Sky, Montana. Please save the date for September 29th, 2024 - October 2, 2024.

COE Conference

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) 2024 Conference is in New York, NY Please save the date for September 8, 2024 - September 11, 2024

AEEE Conference

The AEEE Conference will be in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Please save the date for April 21, 2024 - April 25, 2024.

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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 over 25 years and working with technology in Higher Education for over 20 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.