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Office of Advancement

Matthew Brinton

Director of Development

College of Education and Psychology,

College of Nursing and Health Sciences & Patriot Athletics
Department: Advancement
Building: OAC 164 & BEP 227
Phone: 903.566.7106


BS – Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado
MA – Higher Education, University of Denver


Matt Brinton is a Director of Development for the University of Texas at Tyler. In his role, he works to connect alumni and donors with their passions through the College of Education & Psychology, the College of Nursing & Health Sciences, and Patriot Athletics.

He began his work in higher education nearly 15 years ago and has worked in a variety of positions promoting and championing student success and alumni engagement. Throughout his career he has worked in alumni relations, student activities, campus programs & events, internship placements, and in a variety of additional professional and volunteer positions. He has worked with local, regional, national, and international professional organizations to stay connected to the field and up to date on best practices across higher education.

Matt completed undergraduate degree work at the University of Northern Colorado and holds a BS in Sport and Exercise Science with an emphasis is K-12 Physical Education. He continued his studies at the University of Denver where he earned an MA in Higher Education with an emphasis in College Student Development. He is currently pursuing a PhD from the University of Northern Colorado in Higher Education Administration. Matt lives in Tyler with his wife Trisha, who is also a higher education professional, and their middle-school aged child.  He noted, “My family and I are excited to join this vibrant East Texas. I look forward to helping the great things that are happening here at UT Tyler make big impacts on the larger community.”

The K-16 Literacy Center is a non-profit educational unit operated within the School of Education by the College of Education and Psychology at The University of Texas at Tyler. Its core purpose is focused on strengthening literacy instruction and improving academic achievement outcomes of K-16 students at the university, school, and community levels.

To learn more about how you can support the Born to Read program by making a gift or donating books, please contact Matt Brinton, Director of Development for the College of Education and Psychology, at or 903.566.7106

You may also make donations online at:

We have many individuals who would like to donate books, but they aren't sure what to buy. We have included a link to our Most Requested Book List on Amazon. You can select your book, pay for it online, and have it shipped directly to the K-16 Literacy Center, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799.

We also have a Parent Resource Book List on Amazon. We use these books with first time parents and for teaching purposes.

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