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TERI Names Head Of Local College Access Programs

Adrian K. Haugabrook to Oversee Programs for Lower-income Families in Greater Boston

TERI (The Education Resources Institute) has named Dr. Adrian K. Haugabrook as Vice President, Local College Access Programs. He comes to TERI from Citizen Schools, a Boston-based after-school apprenticeship education program. He also has an extensive background in higher education.

“We are very excited to have Adrian join the TERI management team. He brings with him a wealth of experience, knowledge, energy, and a great passion for our mission,” said TERI President and CEO, Willis J. Hulings III. “I look forward to working with Adrian and am confident that under his leadership, TERI will continue to provide innovative, state-of-the-art programs that offer all low-income, first generation students and adults the opportunity to realize their higher education dreams.”

Since 2001, Dr. Haugabrook served as Executive Director of Public Policy, Alliances and Innovation at Citizen Schools. His prior positions also include Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Assistant Dean of Student Services and Multicultural Affairs at Framingham State College, and Assistant Director of Student Activities for Minority Affairs and Leadership Development at the University of West Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of West Georgia, his master’s degree from Georgia Southwestern State University, and his doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

“I would also like to recognize TERI Senior Vice President, Dr. Ann Coles,” continued Hulings. “Ann has directed TERI’s college access activities for 21 years and has become a recognized leader nationally. Adrian’s leadership on the local level will allow Ann to continue to lead and grow TERI’s regional and national presence.”

Since 1984, TERI has provided guidance and assistance to both young people and adults to help them plan and pay for college and other career-building programs. TERI achieves this through a variety of programs and services, including neighborhood centers, school-based programs available at public high schools and middle schools, outreach efforts at community-based organizations, over the phone through a toll free hotline, as well as over the Web.


TERI (The Education Resources Institute), a nonprofit organization in Boston, Massachusetts, promotes educational opportunities for all through its College Access and Loan Guarantee Programs.

TERI manages college access programs that target low-income individuals and those who are the first generation in their families to attend college. These programs raise student and adult aspirations to include college and other post-secondary education, provide guidance and information directly to students and their families on planning and paying for college, and support increased student achievement in middle and high schools. TERI is also a national leader in promoting strategies for improving college access.

TERI’s Loan Guarantee programs help students close the gap between education costs and their other resources such as financial aid, savings and family support. As the largest and oldest guarantor of private (non-government) student loans with more than $9 billion in outstanding guarantees, TERI brings together lenders, schools, students and families to make available low-cost, high quality financing for postsecondary education. The organization also works in a very successful strategic alliance with First Marblehead Corporation in this effort.

TERI is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 corporation. For additional information, visit or