Location: New Cabell Hall Floor 0 Room 065 | Address: PO Box 400171, Charlottesville, VA 22904 | Fax: 434.982.4554


 
 

Upward Bound Administrative Team

Director: Leah Wilson-Puryear
Educational Background: B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Marketing & Management from Hampton Institute (currently Hampton University). An M.A. in Higher Education Administration from the University of the District of Columbia. She has also undertaken further course work in Higher Education Administration and Counselor Education from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.
Biography: Leah originally joined the UB program in November of 1980, as the program's first full-time counselor. In the fall of 1981, she became the program's acting director when Winston Edmonds took a U.S. Department of Education fellowship. This position became permanent in the fall of 1982. Leah's appointment was historic, because she became the first female director of the UVA Upward Bound Program. Mrs. Puryear also serves on the Charlottesville City School Board; she can be reached at lcp6f@Virginia.EDU.

 
 
 
 

Academic Skills Specialist: Margaret 'Mittie' Harvey
Educational Background: M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Virginia and BA from Sweet Briar College.
Biography: Mittie has been with UB for over twenty years acting as the Academic Skills Specialist. In this capacity Mittie manages the academic and summer curriculums. She is also in charge of charting the academic success of the programs participants. In this position she also trains and coordinates the volunteer tutoring program. Mrs. Harvey can be reached at mjh4m@virginia.edu.




 
 

 

Executive Secretary: Tamara Miller
Educational Background: Dominion Business College (1995 graduate).
Biography: Worked at the University of Virginia Medical Center for twelve years and three years in private practice before joining Upward Bound. Ms. Miller can be reached at tmw2j@virginia.edu.





 
 

 

Program Coordinator: Maurice Walker
Educational Background: B.A. from the University of Virginia; M.Ed. from the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education.
Biography: Mr. Walker is a former Upward Bounder who started working for the program as a volunteer tutor, while completing his undergraduate work. After receiving his B.A., Mr. Walker not only continued to tutor during the academic year, but also developed the program's website. He has been volunteering with a local organization called Computers4Kids since 2004. Mr. Walker also serves on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for the City of Charlottesville; he can be reached at emw5m@virginia.edu.



 
 
 
Upward Bound - University of Virginia
New Cabell Hall Floor 0 Room 065
Address: PO Box 400171, Charlottesville, VA 22904
Fax: 434.982.4554
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