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Matthew Golden

Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate and Masters Life Design

Matthew is the Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate and Masters Life Design at the Homewood Campus at Johns Hopkins University. He oversees a team of Life Design Educators and Operations staff. The Life Design Lab at Homewood engages students and alumni in life design, experiential learning, professional development, and connections with alumni and employers.

Under Matthew’s leadership, the Life Design Lab team established and redesigned many programs and initiatives, including the Life Design Summer Experience Practicum and summer grants, career treks, Your Turn to Intern program, and Future Fest, the reconceptualized annual career fair into two weeks of highly engaging programs that connect students with alumni, employers, and life design educators. Over his tenure, the Life Design Lab grew from 26 full-time employees to 36 full-time employees, adding critical support for employers, serving our students in AAP, and increasing the support for first-generation and limited-income (FLI) students. Matthew served as the Executive Director of Communications for the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. He cultivated teams focused on university program development and implementation, multimedia content creation.

In addition to his tenure in higher education, Matthew worked for the NFL Players Association where he helped individuals navigate through significant life transitions and develop their skills through dedicated programming to pursue their passions. He has built and launched systems and databases to improve efficiency, led award-winning programs, and executed large-scale public campaigns, which raised the profile and prominence of his organizations. Matthew earned bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and English before acquiring his master’s in Communications and Marketing, all from Georgetown University.

Matthew enjoys running, coaching youth sports, and spending time outdoors with his wife, three daughters, and son, taking advantage of Maryland’s diverse topography.

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