Trevor Brackett is currently a Counselor/Associate Professor, and Co-Director of the Umoja program at Norco College. Prior to his position at Norco College, he worked as a Counselor/Professor for “at-risk” African-American students at Fresno City College, SYMBAA program where he made a tremendous impact guiding those students to success. He had a retention-rate of 97%, success-rate of 94% and an average GPA of 3.26 amongst his students of 34, in his very first year of Community College Counseling. Trevor Brackett was born and raised in South Central, Los Angeles where he attended Manual Arts High School, and graduated from Hollywood High School. He then attended College of the Canyons, where he played football and was an All-American Wide Receiver. Trevor eventually received a full-athletic football scholarship to the University of Nevada-Reno.
Although, Trevor was a standout athlete, he thinks education is the key to success for all students and student-athletes, and sports should be the second calling. He has two sons, Syncere, Sha’kur and just added his daughter Sha’kira Shine, along with his wife La’Shanda Brackett. He earned his Bachelor Degree from the University of Nevada-Reno in 2006, and his Masters Degree from Fresno Pacific University in 2014. He’s currently pursuing his Doctorate at San Diego State University in Educational Leadership, with a concentration in Community College/Post-Secondary Education, and on track of receiving his doctorate in Spring 2018. Brackett is determined to make a difference in the lives of African-American students, and to assure them that it doesn’t matter where they come from, through hard-work and dedication he is confident in assuring them that they can achieve anything they set their minds too.