Student Support Services Staff

Darrius Brooks

Dr. Darrius Brooks

Dr. Brooks has substantial experience working in the areas of recruitment, retention, and student engagement. He has successfully worked developing relationships with campus and community partners, has supervised staff at various levels, and has been active in grant writing and management as well as program implementation. Dr. Brooks has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida and a Master’s in Higher Education Administration and Bachelor’s in Communication and Leadership from Tennessee State University. Most recently, Dr. Brooks served as the Senior Admissions Counselor for the University of Louisville School of Public Health. He previously served as the Director of the YMCA Achievers Program and the Assistant Director of Recruitment and Retention at Tennessee State University.

erica lamarche

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.

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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