Upward Bound

Upward Bound Staff

Leanne Maxwell - Director
Leanne Maxwell
I love the Upward Bound program, and I am thrilled to be a part of it! I was actually a low-income, first generation student, raised in the small southern Utah town of Glendale. I learned early from my parents that education is very important, so after I graduated from Valley High School, I was one of the few girls in my high school graduating class who went on to graduate college. I received a BA in Family and Consumer Science at Southern Utah State College (now Southern Utah University). I moved away from Cedar City for many years, but I returned in 1992 and immediately began taking classes to obtain my teacher certification in Home Economics. I continued on to complete a Masters in Education in May of 2000. I am thrilled to have a position with the SUU Upward Bound project because I love education and want all the UB students to love it too. I have been Director of Upward Bound at SUU since 1995 and I enjoy working with high school students because I believe that gaining an education is one of the most important things a person can do with their life! I'd like to see every student go to school after high school. I truly believe that the only thing more expensive than education is not obtaining an education!!