HOLLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hope College has selected an innovative leader from outside higher education as its 14th president, with the college’s global search also having led to someone with strong Hope ties.
Matthew A. Scogin, who is chief administrative officer at the global financial advisory firm of Perella Weinberg Partners in New York City and has also held senior positions with both the New York Stock Exchange and U.S. Treasury Department, was elected by the college’s Board of Trustees on Dec. 7. A 2002 Hope graduate and member of the board, he will assume office on July 1, 2019.
Scogin was selected following an international search that yielded applicants from around the country and abroad, including presidents and senior administrators at other colleges and universities as well as in other professional fields.
Prior to his current position, he was at NYSE Euronext, where from 2009 to 2014 he was the senior vice president and chief of staff at the 3,000-person company that ran the New York Stock Exchange and five exchanges in Europe. During 2008-09, he was chief of staff and senior adviser to the CEO of Wachovia Bank.
Before joining the corporate sector, Scogin occupied several senior roles in government. From 2006 to 2008, he was the senior adviser for domestic finance at the U.S. Department of Treasury, where he provided the Secretary and Undersecretary with counsel on a broad range of economic and financial policy matters.
He has a master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. After graduate school, he was in Germany as a fellow with the Robert Bosch Foundation studying unemployment and labor market policy. He has published several articles on issues related to public policy and finance.
Hope College is a four-year, co-educational, Christian liberal arts college in Holland, Michigan, and has approximately 3,000 students from across the country and around the world. Founded in 1866 and affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, Hope offers courses in 91 majors, minors and pre-professional programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. More information is available at hope.edu.