Interim Vice President for University Affairs
Office of the Vice President for University Affairs
Lincoln NE 68583
Matthew C. Hammons is the Interim Vice President for University Affairs and Director of Federal Relations for the University of Nebraska, having served in the Office of the Vice President for University Affairs since January 2000. As Interim Vice President, Matt leads a team which focuses on communications, marketing, and federal and state government relations for the University of Nebraska and its four campuses.
In his role as Director of Federal Relations since 2005, Matt coordinates communication and advocacy on a wide range of federal policy issues for the University of Nebraska and its campuses. He has served in leadership roles in national higher education associations including chair of the Council on Governmental Affairs at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, board member of The Science Coalition and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Voluntary System of Accountability, and served on the Post-Collegiate Outcomes Initiative Policy Working Group.
Matt has worked on a diverse range of issues and special projects at the University of Nebraska. Prior to joining the University of Nebraska, Matt was in the Washington, DC area and had experiences in a Congressional office, a franchise of Ford Motor Company in Russia, and a higher education executive search firm.
Matt is a native Nebraskan from Weeping Water, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Virginia. Matt and his family live in Lincoln, Nebraska.