Mr. Matt Houston
Matt Houston is Executive Director of External Affairs with Group Excellence (GEx). Group Excellence is a mentor-tutoring company that is certified through the State of Texas as a Supplemental Education Service Provider. GEx brings tutoring to low-performing schools in Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Waco, Houston and Austin annually thro ugh the No Child Left Behind initiative. Together, the help of local undergraduate and graduate students for the educational and mentoring program, Group Excellence has provided more than 100,000 hours of service to 10,000 students.
Matt is a native of Dallas, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University. A desire to drive change led to his decision to work for GEx; Houston believes the only way to gain success is through education and that GEx provides students with the tools to not only be successful in learning, but also in life. In his free time, Houston participates in the youth ministry at his church, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, serve on the boards of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and the SMU Young Alumni Board, is President of the Texas Supplemental Education Service Association, President of the Urban League of Greater Dallas Young Professionals, team member of City of Dallas Mayor’s Southern Task Force, member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and is a graduate of the Dallas Blueprint for Leadership program, sponsored by the Center for Nonprofit Management.