Office of the President
Portrait of Matthew M. Hodge, Ph.D.

Matthew M. Hodge, Ph.D.

Vice President for University Relations, President of University of Maryland College Park Foundation


Matthew Hodge joined the University of Maryland as vice president for university relations and president of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation in July 2022. With more than 25 years of higher education fundraising experience, Hodge leads a team of 200+ advancement professionals responsible for generating private philanthropic and volunteer support among the university’s alumni and friends, and for best-in-class engagement of donors. University Relations staff, centrally based within the division and within 14 schools, colleges and divisions across campus, focus on annual, major, principal and planned gifts; alumni and donor relations; and the financial management and operations of the division and UMCP Foundation.

Hodge previously served as associate vice president of development and chief development officer at the University of Florida. There, he spearheaded the development and execution of the $3 billion Go Greater campaign, the largest for a university in the state. Under his leadership, the university also launched a transformational public-private partnership focused on its national position in artificial intelligence.

In addition to several other leadership positions at UF, Hodge served in advancement roles at Seminole State College of Florida and the University of Central Florida. He holds a B.S. in advertising from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Administration and Ph.D. in public affairs from the University of Central Florida.