Michael Aldarondo-Jeffries

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Michael Aldarondo-Jeffries has worked in higher education for over 25 years. He has spent 21 of those years in TRiO. Michael currently serves as the Director of the Academic Advancement Programs (McNair) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Prior to his time at UCF, Michael served as the Director of the McNair Scholars Program at DePaul University in Chicago. Michael has created collaborative relationships with several institutions (international and domestic) to create opportunities for underrepresented students to conduct summer research, study abroad, and explore graduate school. He has also developed several national initiatives to assist the McNair community. These include virtual graduate school fairs, McNair Promising Practices Institute (MPPI), mcnairscholars.com, and the McNair Scholar Success Institute (MSSI).