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Hyden attends Princeton Institute

UB-M.jpgMorehead State University’s Matthew Hyden of the Upward Bound Programs was selected by the Council for Opportunity in Education and the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity at Princeton University to attend the first annual Executive Leadership Institute on College Opportunity at Princeton University, Sept. 28 through Oct. 1.

During the Leadership Institute, invited college access and success professionals representing all 50 states had the opportunity to engage in lectures, workshops and facilitated exercises that strengthened their leadership skills at the institutional, state, regional and national levels.

Hyden is currently serving his second term as president of the professional organization representing Kentucky TRIO Programs known as Kentucky Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel.

TRIO is a set of seven federally-funded educational opportunity outreach programs that help low-income, first-generation students, veterans and students with disabilities to pursue higher education. The programs serve students from middle school and high school to college and postgraduate study. TRIO also provides services to adult learners and military veterans.

Hyden is a two-time graduate of MSU. He has been employed with the Upward Bound Programs since 2000, where he enjoys serving TRIO students of Eastern Kentucky.

Additional information is available by calling Hyden at 606-783-5191 or visit the Upward Bound website.