Alumni Highlight

Dr. Matt King ’92

Family and Community Made The Difference

The University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff beat out Morehouse and Howard for Dr. Matt King when he was looking into where to attend college. His family has roots in Arkansas and staying close to home with the support of family and community made all the difference for Matt.

The staff, the environment, and the way people treated each other made UAPB the ideal learning environment for Matt, and he always felt at home there. As a UAPB AM&N alumni, he feels that the least he can do is to do everything he can to give back. The HBCU experience at UAPB is priceless, and we all have a responsibility to make sure that the generations that follow us have the same opportunities.

Dr. King is a Director for the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, in the Office of Community Planning and Development in Greensboro, North Carolina.