Matthew W. Clifford is a 2001 initiate of the Davidson College Circle. He has served both the circles at Jacksonville University and Wake Forest University as an advisor. Clifford joined the Society’s Board of Directors in 2014 and served on the Foundation Board of Trustees. As national president from 2016-19, he was instrumental in creating a single governing board and became the first chair of the combined board for the Society.
Matt served as board chair from 2019-20 and immediate past board chair from 2020-21. In addition to his involvement in O∆K, he is very involved with NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, where he is a past co-chair of the Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community. Matt also currently serves as the vice president for marketing and communication for the Southern Association of College Student Affairs. Professionally, he is the assistant vice president and dean of residence life at Wake Forest University.