Executive VP, Student Success

Dr. Naydeen Gonzalez-De Jesús

Dr. Gonzalez-DeJesusDr. Naydeen Gonzalez-De Jesús is the executive vice president, student success. She ensures collaborative strategy and implementation of initiatives to improve the entire student life cycle of education at MATC and beyond. She oversees the vice president, enrollment management; the vice president, learning; the vice president, retention and completion; the executive directors of the regional campuses; the ombudsperson; the director, Workforce Solutions; and the student Title IX coordinator.

Dr. Gonzalez-De Jesús’ previous roles include public diplomacy officer for the U.S. Embassy in Argentina; vice president of student affairs for Bergen Community College in New Jersey; associate dean, academic advising, and working with special populations at Rowan College at Burlington County in New Jersey; and assistant dean of student services, and founding member and director of the Center for Student Success at Salem Community College in New Jersey. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State University, a master’s degree in student personnel services from Rowan University and a doctorate from Northcentral University in industrial/organizational psychology.

Areas of Leadership

Special Projects


An apprenticeship is an "earn while you learn" program with a built-in formal training agreement (Apprentice Contract) providing on-the-job training and related classroom instruction provided by MATC. The training is received on-the-job where the employer teaches the skills of the occupation. The classroom instruction is theoretical knowledge pertaining to a specific occupation and usually taught at MATC.


Bilingual Programs & Services

If your first language is not English or if you are fluent in two languages, MATC offers bilingual programs and services to help you reach your academic and personal goals. MATC can help you improve your English skills, obtain your GED in Spanish, enroll in a degree or diploma program and more. Bilingual services are offered at MATC campuses as well as community-based organizations.

Bilingual Programs

Center for Social Justice and Cultural Wealth

The Center for Social Justice and Cultural Wealth was created out of our realization that if we genuinely want to transform student lives and our community, we must intentionally address the issues and social inequities that students experience and bring with them into the learning environment. 

Center for Social Justice and Cultural Wealth

Correctional Education (Second Chance Pell)

MATC was the first Wisconsin college to issue “Second Chance Pell Pilot Funding.” The program allows eligible incarcerated students, within five years of release, to receive Pell Grants to fund education that will prepare them for in-demand careers. Successful graduates become eligible for skilled jobs and a family-supporting wage.

Correctional Education - Second Chance Pell Grant

DACA / Commitment to Undocumented Students

As an institution committed to eliminating equity gaps so all students can succeed, MATC is unlocking access to family-sustaining careers and building the region’s workforce. Milwaukee Area Technical College supports efforts that provide a path toward citizenship and educational access for individuals who are undocumented.

Position Statement on MATC's Commitment to Undocumented Students

International Education (Study Abroad)

MATC focuses on offering short-term, credit-based, faculty-led programs that utilize summer or winter break. Each program is run by an instructor with a passion for international travel and global issues. Students can expect pre-departure orientation, coursework, cultural immersion and self-discovery.

International Education (Study Abroad)

STEM Mobile Lab

MATC’s mobile classroom provides STEM exploratory activities for grades 5 – 8. The learning opportunities are aligned with STEM careers in Advanced Manufacturing, Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics. 

Mobile STEM Lab

University Center (Center for University Partnerships and Studies)

Milwaukee Area Technical College students can now pursue a Lakeland University bachelor's degree at all four MATC campuses through MATC’s Center for University Partnerships and Studies, an innovative new educational access program.

Center for University Partnerships and Studies

Westown Green

Live within walking distance of MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus and the vibrant Deer District (home of the 2021 NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks!) with easy access to transit, Pere Marquette Park, the Riverwalk and Milwaukee River, Marcus Performing Arts Center, 3rd Street Market Hall and more!    

Westown Green

Workforce Solutions

MATC’s Workforce Solutions recognizes that the professional development needs of every organization are unique. Our results oriented customized training programs increase employee productivity and improve your company’s ability to reduce costs and increase revenue.

MATC Workforce Solutions