Kenny White joins TRIO Staff as Upward Bound Counselor
Metropolitan State University TRIO Programs is proud to announce the hiring of Kenneth “Kenny” White as the Upward Bound Counselor starting on Wednesday November 16, 2016. He will join Ciara Houston who now serves as the Upward Bound coordinator. Mr. White comes to us from Dakota County Technical College where he served as an Upward Bound advisor for the past two years. Originally from Chicago and an Upward Bound alumnus, he served as the coordinator/college coach in the Upward Bound Math & Science program at Northeastern Illinois University. Mr. White earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Information Technology & Management at Illinois Institute of Technology. He has a strong commitment and passion in creating college access and pre-college programming to high school students, especially providing exposure and preparation in the STEM areas for students. His experience and education will enhance the technology solutions needed in our program and will add an engaging value to our students as they prepare and become successful in college. He is an avid animal lover with 3 cats at home with other interest including: photography, viewing live music, modified cars, gaming, and anything that deals with technology.
Metropolitan’s Upward Bound program is a federally funded TRIO program which provides extensive college prep services during the academic year and enhanced academic programming in the summer. Upward Bound serves high school students from Washington Technology Magnet Secondary School in St. Paul who have traditionally been underrepresented in postsecondary education.
Submitted by Andre Cseter