Access College - Access Success


With a deeply felt awareness of its position as a vital resource to the community, the University affirms its commitment to preparing its students for full, productive lives and informed and active citizenship through the availability of a variety of resources and programs.

The commitment to the welfare of the community is so far-reaching that it has come to embrace non-traditional student programs that are proven to impact the lives of students yet to enter into college, let alone think about their college future.

First established on this campus in 1982, TRiO pre-college programs such as Upward Bound have contributed to the University's efforts in serving and maintaining its connection to the local community and its students.

The TRiO Pre-College Programs accomplish this by providing access and opportunities designed to increase secondary achievement and postsecondary enrollment.

Our vision is to provide its participants with the necessary keys to complete high school and post-secondary education as well as establish a Center for Pre-College Development that will complement the standard of excellence at The University of Texas at Arlington.


Meet the Team


Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson

Senior Director
TRIO Pre College
Programs

www.uta.edu/precollege

Kim Bennett

Kim Bennett

Administrative Assistant II
TRIO Pre College
Programs

www.uta.edu/precollege

Enrique Delgado

Enrique Delgado

Web Developer
TRIO Pre College
Programs

www.uta.edu/precollege

Richard Raleigh

Richard Raleigh

Director
UBMS State, Local & Dallas
Programs

www.uta.edu/ubms

Melanie Mendez

Melanie Mendez

Coordinator
UBMS State
Program

www.uta.edu/ubms

Fidel Zapata

Fidel Zapata

Coordinator
UBMS Local
Program

www.uta.edu/ubms

Ryan Hilton

Ryan Hilton

Coordinator
UBMS Dallas
Program

www.uta.edu/ubms

Rhianna Anglin

Rhianna Anglin

Director
Upward Bound I & II
Programs

www.uta.edu/upward

Patricia O'Brien

Patricia O'Brien

Coordinator
Upward Bound
Program

www.uta.edu/upward

Vacant

Vacant

Coordinator
Educational Talent Search I
Program

www.uta.edu/ts

Matt Torres

Matt Torres

Coordinator
Educational Talent Search II
Program

www.uta.edu/ts

Vacant

Vacant

Coordinator
Veterans Upward Bound
Program

www.uta.edu/veteransub