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Matthew Rygg PhD

Student Affairs, Associate VP of Student Development

Matthew Rygg PhD



Waldschmidt 216

Title IX Responsible Employee

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Dr. Matthew Rygg serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Development. In this role, he provides support and supervision to Residence Life and Housing, Student Activities (Multicultural Programs, New Student Orientation, and Student Media), Career Center, the Moreau Center, and Student Conduct. He supports students in distress as the co-chair of the Early Alert team and serves as the chair of the Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (BITA) team. Matt also serves as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students and provides leadership to the Division-wide Assessment effort and chairs the Student Affairs Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and human resource management from Pacific Lutheran University in 2000, a master’s degree in college student services administration and counseling from Oregon State University in 2002, and his doctorate of philosophy in higher education administration from Bowling Green State University in 2014. 

Prior to his appointment at the University, Rygg served as dean of student success and retention at Clark College and dean of student services at Multnomah University. He has also held administrative roles in residence life and civic engagement at Washington State University, and residence life and housing at Oregon State University. What energizes Matt is helping students connect their head knowledge with their heart’s passion to make a difference in the world.