Matt Trainum, Ed.D.

Senior Consultant for Strategy 

Matt serves Credo in our Leadership Strategies division, leading and managing a variety of strategic planning and leadership development projects. Matt plays an integral role in contributing to the successful execution of client engagements and providing quality guidance throughout all phases of a project, including executive development, team building, and community engagement. Matt brings experience from a wide range of institutions with past leadership over retention programs, residential life, recruitment and human resources, crisis response, assessment, and division partnerships. His previous work led to university recognition, including awards from the Washington Business Journal and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).  Matt has also worked closely with the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), chairing and serving on conference committees and coordinating national projects. His professional interests center around innovation in traditional colleges, with a focus on student success, university leadership, and change management. Matt holds a Doctorate in Education from The George Washington University with a focus on disruptive innovation in higher education, a Master of Science degree from Texas A&M, and a Bachelor of Arts in history from James Madison University.

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