Keynote Speaker - Faculty/Staff Luncheon
Monday, October 16
11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Matthew Reed
Dr. Matthew Reed is an experienced senior-level community college administrator with a national profile in higher education. He is currently the Vice President for Learning (chief academic officer) at Brookdale Community College, and is the author of the widely-read IHE column “Confessions of a Community College Dean.” At Brookdale he has initiated the University Partnerships program, fostered the creation of five Early College High School programs, and reduced online achievement gaps. Prior to Brookdale he was the CAO at Holyoke Community College. On his watch, HCC was recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of six community colleges across the country with exemplary transfer relationships with public flagship universities. At HCC he directed a Title III grant that resulted in five consecutive years of improved course completion rates and one of the highest community college graduation rates in the state.
He was selected to the inaugural class of Aspen Institute Presidential Fellows, finishing as the sole representative from New Jersey. He has been a keynote speaker at NACCE, the Chair Academy, the New England Transfer Association, and the New Jersey Council of Community Colleges Best Practices conference. His book, Confessions of a Community College Administrator (Jossey-Bass, 2013), has been taught in educational leadership doctoral programs.
He has worked on accreditation self-studies for the HLC, Middle States, and NEASC, and has done multiple site visits for NEASC. He has taught at DeVry, Rutgers University, Kean University, and the County College of Morris. He received a B.A. in political science from Williams College, and a Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University.