TRIO - Staff

William Tuoy-Giel

TRIO Director

Phone: 320.308.5070



William Tuoy-Giel serves as a TRIO Student Support Services Director at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. He earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership with emphases in Community College and Higher Education from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Family and Human Development Studies from Arizona State University.

Mr. Tuoy-Giel is an alumni and full beneficiary of the National TRIO Student Support Services Program.  Prior to joining St. Cloud Technical and Community College, William served in several academic and student affairs positions at Maricopa Community Colleges system. He also served as a Marketing Research Assistant with Snell and Wilmer, LLC, and worked in security, retails and hospitality industries in Phoenix Metropolitan areas.

Currently, he manages the TRIO Student Support Services ‘day-to-day operation of the office. He also serves and advocates for its students to succeed. During his free time, he volunteers at local community-based organizations and enjoys spending time with his family in various outdoor activities such as hiking, baseball, and exercising. 

LeAnn PueringerLeAnn Pueringer

TRIO Academic Advisor

Phone: 320.308.5221



LeAnn Pueringer is a TRIO Student Support Services Advisor at the St. Cloud Technical and Community College. She has worked with the SSS program for 8 years. LeAnn has her graduate’s degree in Rehabilitation Psychology from St. Cloud State University and has a love of learning. In LeAnn’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, taking educational classes and reading. LeAnn loves helping others and is excited to be part of students' success.

Steve Nusbaum

TRIO Academic Advisor

Phone: 320.308.0977



Steve Nusbaum serves as a TRIO Student Support Services Advisor and Technology Coordinator at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and General Business from St. Cloud State University. Prior to his current TRIO SSS role, Steve worked as an Advisor with the Student Services Team at an HLC-accredited private college with multiple campus locations. His favorite part of being an advisor is motivating students and helping them get the support they need to reach graduation. In his free time, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, being outdoors, and meeting new people.

Student Peer Tutors/Mentors & Office Assistants  

Aaron Z – PT/M

Hannah J – PT/M
Biology, Writing & Reading
Abby N – PT/M
English, Soft Skills, D2L

Phong V – PT/M
D2L, Computer

Yeli O – PT/M
Workshops, Talks
Jada D – SOA

Zubeida S – SOA

Saido A – SOA Bountouraby S - SOA

TRIO Student Support Services

Location & Contact

Room: 1-131A
Phone: 320-308-6490


Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm