President Matthew A. Scogin is the 14th president of Hope College. He was elected by the Board of Trustees on December 7, 2018, and assumed office on July 1, 2019.
Previously, Scogin served as chief administrative officer at the global financial advisory firm of Perella Weinberg Partners in New York City, where he oversaw operations, strategy, corporate services, human resources, and communications at the firm, which has eleven offices around the world.
He also worked at the New York Stock Exchange, Wachovia Bank, and held several senior roles in government, including at the Department of Treasury. He also worked for the governor of Massachusetts, a Michigan state representative, and held an internship at the White House.
President Scogin majored in political science and economics at Hope, and has a master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Following graduate school, he spent time 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.
Scogin received the U.S. Treasury Department Exceptional Service Award, was named a David Rockefeller Fellow, and in 2014 was recognized by Hope College with a Young Alumni Award.
Matthew and his spouse, Sarah, met while undergrads at Hope College. They have three children, Sophie, Lucy, and Oliver, and an adorable puppy named Albie.