Staff Directory

Matthew Moore

Assistant Director

Matthew Moore has been the Assistant Director for the UNI Classic Upward Bound TRIO Program since 2013. Prior to that he served as the Academic Coordinator beginning in 2012.

Mr. Moore provides academic, career, and personal advising for participants in the program to help foster the motivation to complete a rigorous college-prep course of study in high school and to enroll in and graduate from an institution of higher education. He primarily serves students at Waterloo West high and program juniors to help them prepare for college. 

Kim Schnell

Secretary II

Kim Schnell has been the secretary for Classic Upward Bound for 4 years. She enjoys working for the Classic Upward Bound program and finds it very challenging. She attended Iowa Central Community College and received her secretarial certificate and later studied and got her real estate sales license.   Kim has worked as a secretary for several years and sold real estate for 17 years.

Ms. Amanda Strayer

Academic Coordinator

Amanda Strayer is the Academic Coordinator for the University of Northern Iowa Classic Upward Bound TRIO Program.  Ms. Strayer provides academic, career, and personal counseling to help program participants succeed in high school, college, and beyond!

Ms. Strayer serves scholars at Waterloo East High School and assists seniors with college, financial aid, and scholarship applications to prepare them for postsecondary education.