Erik Range has presented at several national conferences on topics surrounding retention of at-risk populations, the first-year experience for minority males, and the benefits of summer bridge programs in retaining students of color. Erik has been the assistant director of the Upward Bound program at the University of Miami and, more recently, worked as the coordinator in the Multicultural Academic and Support Services Program at the University of Central Florida. At UCF, he assisted in the development of a newly funded Upward Bound program. He also coordinated UCF’s Brother to Brother and Seizing Opportunities for Achievement and Retention programs. Both programs assist students from multicultural, first-generation, and low-income backgrounds in navigating through the collegiate experience.