Haskell’s TRIO Program


Miosha “Yosh” Wagoner is the current Haskell Indian Nations University- TRIO Student Support Services Project Director and Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach. Yosh Wagoner is a member of the Diné and Chickasaw Nations. She serves as the 2022-2023 Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska (MKN) 3-state chapter President in the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA), as one of the 10 regional associations in the U.S. that form the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). The Council represents TRIO programs nationwide.

She has been actively involved in the Haskell and Lawrence community since arriving as a first-generation college student from the Whitecone, Arizona, and Gallup, New Mexico area in 2004 to play collegiate basketball. Yosh has ten years of experience in administrative and instructional work, including various positions as a student worker and employee at the Haskell Indian Nations University. Yosh earned an AA in Liberal Arts from HINU in May of 2006, a B.S. in American Indian Studies from HINU in December 2007, and an M.A. in Conflict Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution from Baker University in August 2010.  Her experiences also include teaching (Vision Quest, Digital Storytelling Leadership, TRIO Success Seminars, and Health, Sport, and Exercise Science courses) at HINU, a former professional trainer (Title Boxing), a TRIO professional conference chair/presenter (MKN), and digital media filmmaker and entrepreneur.


Barbara Higgins-Dover
Retention Specialist
Email: bhigginsdover@haskell.edu I Phone: (785) 764-0760

Barbara Higgins-Dover was born and raised in Lawrence Kansas. She has a mixed ethnic background with Native ancestors. For the past 15 years she taught low-income, first-generation students at numerous college campuses in Kansas including Highland Community College, Johnson County Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College, and the University of Kansas. Ms. Higgins-Dover holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master of Science degree in Education (with an emphasis on curriculum) both from the University of Kansas. She is certified and experienced in learning strategies because of her time with the KU Center for Research on Learning. Most recently, she began working toward a doctoral degree with Colorado State University- Pueblo in hopes of expanding on some of the independent work she’s done in the documentary film production of PBS programs, When Kings Reigned and Then Three Were Taken as well as her Kansas Riverkings museum exhibition. Ms. Higgins-Dover currently works as a Student Retention Specialist for Haskell Indian Nations University TRIO/SSS. Through her work, she assists students with their college experience, ultimately leading to a bachelor’s degree. She offers guidance and support for those she serves. TRIO/SSS also permits her to add to experiences as a public speaker and educator while she participates in and delivers content at the many TRIO semester seminars.


Macaulay Brown
Hunkpapa Lakota, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Retention Specialist
Email: mlbrown@haskell.edu I Phone: (785) 764-0755

Macaulay Brown is from the South Side of the Standing Rock Reservation. He has graduated from Haskell in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science.







Contact & Info

Haskell Indian
Nations University
Attn: TRiO
155 Indian Ave
Box #5020
Lawrence, KS

785-749-8404 ex. 206
Fax: 785-832-6672

More Info:
The TRiO Office is located in:
Ross Hall, Rm #131

Office Hours:
8AM - 5PM | M-F

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