TRIO - Staff

William Tuoy-GielWilliam Tuoy-Giel

TRIO Director


Phone: 320.308.5070



William Tuoy-Giel is a native of South Sudan and grew up in Mankien, South Sudan. He migrated to the United States in 2001 in pursuit of a better life.  He graduated from the Arizona State University – Tempe, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science with a minor  in Family and Human Development Studies. He received a master of education in Higher Education with emphases on Community College and higher Education from Northern Arizona University.

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

Currently, Mr. Tuoy-Giel is the Program Director for the TRIO Student Support Services at the St. Cloud Technical and Community College. He manages the day-to-day operation of the office and serves and advocates for its students to succeed.

During his free time he volunteers at local community-based organizations and enjoys 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 3 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.

Jayne Balicky

TRIO Academic Advisor


Phone: 320.308.0977



Jayne Balicky serves as a TRIO Student Support Services Advisor and Technology Coordinator at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. She earned a master of arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor of arts in Business and Public Relations from Coe College. Prior to her current TRIO SSS role, Jayne worked in advising, admissions, student life, and residential life at both 2-year and 4-year public institutions. Her favorite part of being an advisor is motivating students and helping them get the support they need to reach graduation. In her free time, Jayne enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and learning new things.

TRIO Resource Center

Location & Contact

Room: 1-252
Phone: 320-308-5159


Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm