MECA Announces Matthew Goetting as Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Laura Freid, President of Maine College of Art (MECA), has announced Matthew Goetting as the new Vice President of Institutional Advancement. In his new role, Goetting will lead MECA’s development, marketing and communications, Artists at Work program, and alumni relations efforts. He comes to MECA after leadership experience in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Goetting assumes his new post on August 1, 2018.

“I am thrilled and honored to join the MECA team at such an exciting time in the College’s history,” said Goetting. “The opportunity to work in a vibrant, creative, and entrepreneurial environment and play a role in supporting the future leaders and voices of our greater community is both humbling and incredibly compelling.”

A graduate of Colgate University with a Masters in Education in School Leadership from University of Pennsylvania, Goetting most recently serves as Associate Head of School, External Affairs for Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, Maine. He came to Maine after being Vice President of Development and Strategic Initiatives at Girard College in North Philadelphia.

Goetting previously held leadership positions at two independent schools after starting his career in higher education at Stanford Law School as the Director of Reunion Giving. His work in the private sector features management consulting at Kaiser Associates in Washington, D.C. where his clients included several Fortune 500 companies.

“As Maine College of Art enters an exciting, new period of opportunity and growth, we are fortunate to have Matthew Goetting at the helm of our advancement efforts,” said Dr. Freid. “His management expertise, fundraising experience, and communications leadership will help MECA deliver art education that prepares each student for a lifelong career as an artist. I look forward to working with Matt and our leadership team as we chart MECA’s course for the future.”

MECA Trustee and Development Committee Chair Dan Crewe said, “Goetting’s success in fundraising at multiple education institutions, his background in providing management consulting for some of the nation’s leading companies, and his personal commitment to making a difference make him well-suited to take MECA’s advancement efforts to the next level.”