Meet the TRIO Team

Meet the TRIO Team

Shanay Wright
Director of TRIO Student Support Services

Shanay is a proud first-generation college graduate and Danville Area Community College alumna. Shanay has a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from Illinois State University. She returned to DACC in 2009 as an Academic Advisor for the Counseling and Academic Advisement Office. In 2010, Shanay accepted a position as a TRIO Academic Advisor and in 2013, she became Director of the TRIO Student Support Services Program. Shanay thoroughly enjoys serving students and helping them to achieve academic and life successes. Shanay believes that every day presents an opportunity to be a blessing to others. Shanay and her husband, DeMarko, have two wonderful children.


Brennon Hightower
TRIO Academic Advisor

Brennon Hightower is a TRIO Academic Advisor with a Master’s degree in Leadership Development. Brennon has spent a considerable amount of time working with students at all grade levels to accomplish their academic goals. In her spare time, Brennon enjoys family time, traveling, and camping.

Rosemary Butler
TRIO Professional Tutor/Mentor

Rose Butler is a TRIO Professional Tutor/Mentor. Rose was raised in Chicago, IL and is the mother of two adult daughters, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She attended Eastern Illinois University. Rose graduated from Danville Area Community College with an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences in Marketing, an Associate Degree in General Studies, and Certificates in Management and Small Business Ownership. While attending DACC, Rose was a participant in the TRIO Student Support Services Program and was a TRIO Ambassador. Rose was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society in 2009. She currently serves as a volunteer at a human service agency in Danville, and has also served on the Board of Directors with several social service agencies, including the Danville Symphony.

Traci Hayden
TRIO Professional Tutor/Mentor

Traci Hayden is a TRIO Professional Tutor/Mentor. She tutors all levels of English and Literature, Spanish, Speech and Psychology, as well as many other subjects. She received her Bachelors in English from Eastern Illinois University and her Master’s from Devry. Traci is a military brat, and was raised in Rantoul, IL, home of the former Chanute Air Force Base. She moved back to Rantoul in 2000. She has six grandchildren and has owned three Boxers over the years; the current one is named D’Artagnan.



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