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Communications Advisory Committee Chair

Photo of Matthew Brelis ’80, P ’14

Communications Advisory Committee Chair
Matthew Brelis ’80, P ’14, Massachusetts
Term of Service: 2013–2017

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience

Admissions interviewer, 1984–1987, Pittsburgh Vassar Club; fundraiser, The Campaign for Vassar, 1993; career advisor; participant in campus and regional programs on journalism in the 21st century; interviewed President Hill in a program designed to introduce her to the Vassar constituency in Boston; occasional writer for the Vassar Quarterly; class correspondent, 2010–2015.

Professional/Community Experience

Director, Media Relations, Massachusetts Port Authority, 2007–present; reporter and editor, The Boston Globe, 1989–2007; Nieman Fellow, Harvard University, 2001–2002; co-author of series that received Pulitzer prize, 1987; reporter, The Pittsburgh Press, 1981–1989; reporter trainee, The Washington Star, 1980–1981; church council member, president of the corporation, Church of Covenant, 2007–2010; Beaver Country Day School admissions volunteer, 2006–2007.