Chris Young, Upward Bound Director

320-363-5268  [email protected] 

This is my fourth year in the CSB/SJU Upward Bound program and I am excited to be taking on the new role of Program Director.  I look forward to providing students with the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure that all have equal opportunities for college access.  

Shelley Gemza, Upward Bound Program Advisor I

320-363-5268  [email protected]

I am the academic advisor for St. Clould Apollo High School and Willmar High School.  I also work with the students during the summer program and Saturday sessions.  I will also get to know the students at Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud Tech during tutoring this year.  I enjoy working with and getting to know our Upward Bound students during the school year.  This is my fifteenth year working with TRiO programs!  During my time off, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my two children, and reading.   

Joseph Dempsey, Upward Bound Program Advisor II

320-363-5887  [email protected]

I am the Upward Bound Program Advisor for St. Cloud Tech High School and Sauk Rapids Rice High School.  I will be meeting with students from these schools on a weekly basis and will also work with students from other schools at the Saturday sessions. I am excited to join the CSB/SJU Upward Bound team, and do my part to help students in the program prepare for college and navigate that transition successfully.