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Matthew Erskine, 
Global Director of Student Life

Matthew Erskine is the Global Director for Student Life, serving as the City Director for London. Born in Orkney, Scotland, Matthew joined Minerva in 2019 following a 20-year career in university administration, academic advising, and undergraduate and master’s study abroad direction.

Before Minerva, Matthew served as the Associate Vice Provost for Global Engagement at the University of Southern California, where he managed the university’s global presence, overseeing the logistical operations of nine satellite offices located in Asia, South Asia, Latin America, and Western Europe. He has experience supporting university initiatives in study abroad programming, alumni relations, advancement, research collaborations, recruitment, and partnership development. A passionate proponent of the benefits of a global immersive experiential education, Matthew has worked in and around the London study abroad sector for a number of years both before and since returning to the UK, believing firmly in the benefits of the endeavor and bringing broad knowledge and a deep experiential understanding from a student, university, and partner perspective.