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Barbara Stanley

Director of Red River Promise Program

Barbara Stanley’s passion and purpose is advocacy for students and working within the system to streamline policies and practices that remove barriers to education and opportunity. She has worked with diverse student populations in various sectors of student affairs in higher education in both rural and urban communities for over a decade. An impoverished, first generation student and graduate of North Central Texas College, Texas Woman’s University, and Texas A&M University, Barbara utilizes both her personal and professional experiences to connect with students and improve their educational journeys.


Now serving as Director of the Red River Promise Program, Barbara leads a team that aims to

support students, parents, and the community to embrace a college going culture, identify post-secondary pathways, and simplify enrollment processes.

Barbara Stanley
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