The Louisiana Association of Student Assistance Programs (LASAP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) state association whose mission is to promote the development, improvement, and extension of educational opportunities to every student in the state of Louisiana regardless of race, creed, or physical limitation who, because of financial, cultural, or educational factors have not yet developed to her or his fullest potential.  LASAP's membership consists of professionals that work within the Federal TRIO Programs.  These programs facilitate the students' goal of successful matriculation from high school into postsecondary education.  
LASAP was founded in 1973 under the wisdom and guidance of the late Walter O. Mason, U.S. Department of Education, Region VI Grants Representative. LASAP is a member of the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP) and the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE).  

LASAP Executive Board

President Dr. Shrylin M. Davis, RSW

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor

Upward Bound Math & Science

Southern University at New Orleans

6801 Press Drive

New Orleans, LA 70126


President-Elect Ms. Cheryle Wheeler-Johnson

Program Director

Upward Bound Sabine

Southern University at Shreveport

610 Texas Street Ste. 104

Shreveport, Louisiana 71101


Past-President Dr. Julius M. Turner

Data Analyst/Program Evaluator

Classic Upward Bound

P.O. Box 9924

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813


Secretary Whittney Smith

Program Coordinator

Classic Upward Bound

Loyola University New Orleans

6363 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana 70118


Treasurer Kimberly Caruso

Assistant Director

Upward Bound Math & Science

Southeastern Louisiana University

SLU 10568

Hammond, Louisiana 70402


SWASAP Board Representative Ms. Amelia B. Sellers

Assistant Director/Education Advisor

Educational Talent Search

Southern University at New Orleans

6801 Press Drive

New Orleans, LA 70126


SWASAP Board Representative Mrs. Lurtisha Simon

Assistant Director

Classic Upward Bound 1

Baton Rouge Community College

126 Magnolia Bldg.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806


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