About Us

The Upward Bound program on the University of Cincinnati's campus was established in 1968 and is currently celebrating its national 50th anniversary (1964).

The Upward Bound program was housed under Student Affairs in the 1900s, University College in the 1970s, College of Appl8ied Sciences in the 1980s, 90s, and early 2000s, finally making a home with the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.

There have been four directors of the Upward Bound programs; Mrs. Marge Laspeich, Dr. Gastons, Mr. Myron Hughes, and our current director, Mr. Philip Cathey.

TRIO was established in 1965 by President LB Johnson. These programs were created to help low-income Americans gain the skills and knowledge to be able to enter into college, graduate from college, and move on from college to have a better economic and social life.

Upward Bound helps high school students to prepare for higher education. Participants receive instruction in literature, composition, mathematics and science on college campuses after schoolm on Saturdays and during the summer. Currently, The University of Cincinnati - Upward Bound program serves 124 high school students.