Senior Administrators

Interim President

Matt SchroederMatt Schroeder

Matthew J. Schroeder was named as interim president of The University of Toledo during a special Board of Trustees Meeting April 29, 2024, and will begin his tenure on May 20, 2024.

Schroeder has spent his career serving ĢƵ with experience in leadership roles across the University’s finance, administration and fundraising operations.

As executive vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer since January 2019, Schroeder oversaw the finance, budget, facilities, auxiliaries, information technology, human resources, public safety and compliance functions of the University. A public university in the state of Ohio, ĢƵ is a complex organization with more than $1 billion in assets and $864 million in operating revenues.

Before that Schroeder served for four years as the chief of staff to former ĢƵ President Sharon L. Gaber leading strategic priorities and overseeing government relations and the University’s response to critical issues.

Prior to joining ĢƵ’s senior leadership team, Schroeder served The University of Toledo Foundation, a separate, nonprofit organization that is the University’s official fundraising and gift-receiving organization, as chief operating officer and vice president of real estate and business development.

During his time with the ĢƵ Foundation Schroeder developed and implemented policies and procedures to improve efficiencies, controls and overall customer service. He served as a liaison to the Foundation Board of Trustees and increased scholarship and endowment fund utilization, among other achievements.

Earlier in his career he held director of institutional advancement and associate director of development roles at the Medical College of Ohio, which merged with ĢƵ in 2006.

Schroeder is a board member for the ĢƵ Health Board of Trustees and UTMAC, an insurance captive that covers UT Physicians. He also represents ĢƵ on the Inter-University Council of Ohio’s Business and Finance Officers Committee.

A ĢƵ alumnus, Schroeder received a bachelor’s degree in management from the John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation. He has a master of business administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Schroeder also completed the Harvard Graduate School of Education Institute for Educational Management program.

Matt Schroeder
Main Campus University Hall

Room #3500, Mail Stop 946
Phone: 419.530.2211

Katie DeBenedictis
Chief of Staff and
Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Phone: 419.530.5660
Fax 419.530.4984

Gail Simpson
Executive Assistant and Business Manager
Phone: 419.530.2211