Student Support Services Staff


Kathy Pendleton

Kathy earned her bachelor’s degree in home economics in 1979 and a master’s degree in home economics in 1980, both from Eastern Illinois University. She earned a doctorate in education and counseling psychology/college student personnel at the University of Louisville in 2007.  During her tenure at UofL Kathy has served as Assistant Director within the Disability Resource Center, as the Director of the Counseling Center, and most recently as the Director of Student Advocacy and Student Support Services.




Ashley Hopkins
Program Coordinator

Ashley is the Program Coordinator for TRIO Student Support Services.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from The Ohio State University and her Master of Education in Cultural Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies from Ohio University.  She is currently a Doctoral Candidate pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Comparative and International Educational Leadership at Ohio University.  Prior to joining UofL’s TRIO program, Ashley worked as public school teacher and administrator, an adjunct history and education instructor, and as a mental health counselor.  She has three years’ prior experience working with TRIO programs, including Ohio University Upward Bound and Glenville State College Student Support Services.



Erica LaMarche
Student Development Specialist

Erica LaMarche is the Student Development Specialist for the TRIO Student Support Services program. She received her Bachelor’s in Integrated Studies in 2008 and Master’s  in Organizational Communication from Murray State University in 2010. Before coming to SSS, she worked as a college and career coach and as an adjunct instructor in first year experience and communication for Jefferson Community and Technical College and in communication for U of L. Erica is thrilled to be a part of the SSS family and to assist students in meeting their educational and career goals.



brenda powell

Brenda Powell
Administrative Assistant

Brenda Powell is the Administrative Assistant for TRIO Student Support Services.  She has many years of experience in an administrative atmosphere in the private sector and with the local public school district.  She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Art in Studio Arts at the University of Louisville.  She enjoys working with college students and assisting them in pursuing their goals.



Office Email: trio (@)

TRIO Student Support ServiceS

Davidson Hall - Room 106

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

M-T 8:30am to 6:00 pm

F 8:30am to 5:00pm


tel (502) 852-1406

fax (502) 852-6591

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