Megan Roberts is the U.P. Scholars Program Manager. In her role, she works to develop, implement, and evaluate programming and strategies that are tailored to rural students to enhance student access and success for undergraduate students from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Megan grew up in Houghton Lake, Michigan, a small town three hours north of Ann Arbor. As an undergraduate student on our campus, she began to realize how her experiences growing up up north shaped her pathway to and through campus in unique ways. These personal experiences first sparked her passion for building bridges between rural communities and higher education, and she focused her undergraduate thesis research and graduate studies on supporting rural student access and success. Megan currently serves as the Co-President for the NACAC Rural and Small Town Special Interest Group.
Megan previously worked as an Academic Advisor for first-year students in the College of Engineering where she led efforts to support first-generation college students. Prior to that, she was an Admissions Counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions where she was the Admissions Counselor for Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. In this role, she traveled throughout the U.P. to recruit students and build relationships with school counselors, local alumni, and students to encourage them to apply to the University of Michigan and support them through the application and matriculation process.
Megan is a two-time alumna of the University of Michigan receiving both her M.A. in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Access and Success from the Marsal School of Education and her B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics with High Honors from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Outside of work, Megan is obsessed with her dog Chance, the Office, and she feels most at peace when she outdoors and enjoying nature.