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Matthew Clark Joins Institutional Advancement

Matthew Clark Joins Institutional Advancement


Matthew “Matt” Clark, who possesses more than 20 years of experience in fundraising within higher education, recently joined SUNY Cortland’s Division for Institutional Advancement as associate vice president.

He began his duties on Jan. 23 and reports to Peter Perkins, vice president for institutional advancement and executive director of the Cortland College Foundation.

In addition to outstanding administrative and leadership qualities, Clark brings to his current role his experience as an accomplished grant writer and his knowledge in professional and technical communications.

As executive director for institutional advancement at Cazenovia College for the previous 11 years, Clark held leadership positions in external and government relations and raised approximately $10 million in capital and program support for the institution.

He served as a faculty member in Cazenovia College’s communications studies program throughout his career there.

Before Cazenovia College, Clark directed grants management at the Syracuse Housing Authority for four years and held positions at Iowa State University of Science and Technology and Syracuse University.

Clark holds a law degree from Syracuse University College of Law, where he concentrated in law and technology management. He earned a B.A. in communication/journalism and computer science from St. John Fisher College.