Matt Strekel '03
Matthew "Matt" Strekel '03
Wheaton College Alumnae/i Trustee
Matt reflects on his introduction to and time at Wheaton: "As a senior in high school, Wheaton was the last school I visited and the only school I applied to (early decision). It was home for me, and remains for me an important part of who I am. I met some of my best friends during my four years at Wheaton. I am also forever indebted to [former] dean Sue Alexander and [theater professor] David Fox, who made sure I took full advantage of everything that was offered during my four years."
Matt has set goals for his present and future commitment to Wheaton. "Wheaton is at an absolutely critical juncture, and to serve on the board now means to be a part of decisions that will affect the life of the college for many years to come. As a 30-something male alum, I believe Wheaton can do a great deal to harness the power of our constituency group; we have a lot to offer as an institution that already has a strong foundation as a former women's college. My top priority is to serve as a reliable voice for the alumnae/i to the board, ensuring that Wheaton's future is as stable and strong as possible. Serving as a trustee at Wheaton is on my bucket list. Nerdy? Yes. But very exciting for me."
Matt is employed as the Director of Advancement at Xavier High School in Connecticut.