On December 7, 2018, the Hope College Board of Trustees elected Matthew A. Scogin ’02 to be the college's 14th president. He will begin his service as president on July 1, 2019.
Matthew A. Scogin, who currently serves as 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 Friday, Dec. 7. A 2002 Hope graduate, he is currently a member of the board.
As a proud and grateful alumnus, I believe in what Hope stands for and its ability to change a life. It changed mine. Hope’s faculty invested in me, mentored me and taught me how to learn. Hope’s academics prepared me for a rigorous graduate school program at Harvard and a research fellowship in Germany. Hope’s liberal arts curriculum gave me the broad-based skills to pursue an interdisciplinary career in government, business and the non-profit sector. And Hope’s mission inspired me to view even my secular work as having a very sacred purpose.
—Matthew A. Scogin, President-Elect of Hope College
Scogin has been with Perella Weinberg Partners since 2014. He oversees operations, strategy, corporate services, human resources and communications at the firm, which has 11 offices around the world.
Prior to his current position, he was at NYSE Euronext, where from 2009 to 2014 he served as 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. He served as a key member of the executive team and played a leading role in the overall strategic direction of the company during a time of tremendous change, while also overseeing the offices of Global Affairs and Government Relations and of Corporate Responsibility, and the Office of the CEO. During 2008 and 2009, he was chief of staff and senior adviser to the CEO of Wachovia Bank, at the time the nation’s fourth-largest commercial bank.
Before joining the corporate sector, Scogin occupied several senior roles in government. From 2006 to 2008, he was the senior advisor for domestic finance at the U.S. Department of Treasury, where he provided the secretary of the treasury and undersecretary of the treasury with counsel on a broad range of economic and financial policy matters.
His wife, Sarah, is also a 2002 graduate of Hope, where she majored in music and computer science. They have three children: Sophie (10), Lucy (8) and Oliver (6).
It is with great humility and a deep sense of calling that I am so pleased to be returning to Hope College to help steward this great institution through the next chapter of its long, rich history and ensure that Hope continues to do for future generations what it did for my wife and me.President-elect Matthew A. Scogin ’02