Matt Orem has led public relations, philanthropy, outreach, and service programs for The University of Texas for 16 years. He secured grants from Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, Bank of America, Texas Education Agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Association of Public Land Grant Colleges and Universities to incubate and implement programs that help low-income students complete high school, attend college, and obtain a degree or credential. Matt’s initiatives to organize community groups that demystify the college-going process have been replicated across Texas. His web-based programs to increase college awareness, financial aid, and literacy have been used statewide. His team currently supports four districts through the Texas GEAR UP State Grant.
Matt holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from The University of Texas at Austin.