Colice Sanders is an Advising Specialist for the University of Northern Iowa’s (UNI) Student Support Services (SSS), which is a federally funded TRiO program. SSS serves first generation students, students with low incomes, and students with disabilities by providing the academic and supportive services necessary for their retention and ultimate graduation.
Receiving both her Bachelors of Arts (2004) and Master of Arts degree (2009) in Communication Studies from UNI has given Sanders the tools to continue her commitment to underrepresented populations.
Sanders has dedicated herself to motivating and empowering underrepresented populations through public speaking and workshop presentations since 1998.
As an academic advisor, Sanders has used her experiences as a former foster youth, teen mother, and first-generation college student to advocate for and support students. As an adjunct instructor, Sanders teaches a first year student success course called Strategies for Academic Success and a section of Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies.