Matthew J. DeGreeff

Dean of College Counseling and Student Enrichment
Administration, College Office

Matt came to Middlesex in 2002 from Harvard University, where he worked for 13 years and completed his tenure there as assistant director of financial aid and senior admissions officer. Matt was also a proctor and advisor in the freshman dorms for ten years. He completed his bachelor’s degree in medieval history at Harvard College and later earned his M.Ed. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. In addition to his work in the college office, Matt coached the girls’ basketball teams for ten years. He lives on campus with his wife and four children, including Jeremiah ’19 and Adora ’22.

Outside of Middlesex, Matt has been involved with regional and national issues on all facets of the college admissions process. He is currently the president of the Boston Independent Schools College Counseling Association. Matt was on the SAT Committee for three years, serving as the first secondary school person to be the chair of the committee, and he was a three-year member of the first NCAA High School Advisory Committee.  He is a founding member of the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools, serving on the executive committee for five years and as the co-chair of the communications committee. Matt is also a member of the counselor advisory committee for the Coalition for College. In addition, he has spoken at national and regional conferences on college athletics, electronic submission, high-achieving girls, standardized testing practices, recommendation writing, communication models, financial aid, and diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the college process.