Employee spotlight: Matthew Armstead

April 13, 2012 3:53 p.m.

Matthew Armstead

Photo by Denise Applewhite

Name: Matthew Armstead

Position: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) program coordinator in the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students. Organizing two to three programs per week, with the LGBT Center and also with student organizations and departments across campus. Working with students on leadership development, peer education, discussion groups, and informal support and mentoring. Overseeing the LGBT Center's 10 interns and some administrative items, such as the budget, library and website.

Quote: "One of my favorite things is helping students figure out how to lead other students and to see their own potential. I also really love developing programs that are collaborative. They provide a fantastic opportunity for helping students figure out where they can expand their impact."

Other interests: Participating in community activism in Philadelphia and training activists. Gardening. Reading. Spending time with his two cats and dog.