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Matt Kelly

Matt Kelly
Matt Kelly joined PeopleGrove from his alma mater of Georgetown University where he successfully managed the Hoya Gateway program, an Alumni Association initiative aimed at connecting students and alumni for career connections and conversations. In his current role at PeopleGrove, Matt works to research and address issues in higher education including equitable access, career services, and alumni relations with PeopleGrove's over 250 partners.

Recent Posts

“I Got Accepted and I Have A LOT of Questions”: USD Overcomes Yield Concerns By Leveraging the Authenticity of Student Voices

Posted by Matt Kelly on Apr 3, 2020 5:53:47 PM

Many of us remember when we received our admissions letters from our choice colleges. We marked the day when decision letters went out and anxiously awaited our result. When it did arrive, we celebrated or bemoaned that result without even opening it — it was a big envelope or it wasn’t big enough. 

Topics: Customer Story

The Lost Class of 2020: Activating the Community to Support this Year's Unique Graduates

Posted by Matt Kelly on Mar 26, 2020 8:22:08 AM

“I never thought it would be over. Just like that.”

This is a sentiment that many of us are likely feeling right now in one way or another. COVID-19 has created a great deal of uncertainty and has altered our immediate lives in small and large ways. Arguably, America’s college students may be feeling the impact most acutely. Many were on spring break when their institution simply asked them not to return to campus. Some were even stuck in cities now under shelter-in-place orders and can’t get home to their families. And even more students now find themselves without the housing and meal resources they relied on through the school year.

Topics: Trends & Insights, Alumni Engagement

Fundamental Lessons for Enrollment and Admissions Offices for 2020

Posted by Matt Kelly on Nov 19, 2019 7:56:48 AM

Community and connections matter.

No surprises there. Endless studies show that when individuals are supported by a community, that they are more likely to thrive and be successful within that community. They are then even more likely to give back to that same community and pay it forward. The work that PeopleGrove has done with our university partners is based on that crucial tenant.

ReimagineU: Equitable Access for All

Posted by Matt Kelly on Nov 6, 2019 3:29:10 PM

On Wednesday October 30th, our San Francisco office welcomed Dr. Farouk Dey for an afternoon conversation with our team. Dr. Dey, Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design at Johns Hopkins University, has been a friend and thought leader for PeopleGrove since his days as Dean and Vice Provost at Stanford University. In fact, he originally helped guide much of the work that led to Stanford being one of the first PeopleGrove partners.