Doers and Dreamers

The W.P. Carey lecture series brings students face-to-face with prominent college admissions officers from around the country.

The W.P. Carey ’48 College Admission Lecture Series occurs every year as part of Family Weekend. This lecture series, endowed by William Polk Carey '48, brings a representative from a prestigious college or university admissions office to address students, parents and faculty about the college admissions process. Offering the latest perspectives on the process, these lectures have proven to be a valuable tool for Pomfret students during their college search.

This year's Carey Lecture will take place on Friday, October 25 from 12:30–1:30 PM in Hard Auditorium. 


Matt Hyde, 2019 Carey speaker

Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admission at Lafayette College

Matt is in his ninth year as a Leopard and is currently in the mix of crafting Lafayette ’24 with his admissions and financial aid teammates. Prior to working at Lafayette, Matt served in the Tufts University admissions office – first as a ‘Green Dean’ intern while completing his M.Ed. at Harvard University, and then as an Assistant Director turned Associate Director in the years following.  All told, Matt has worked in college admissions for fifteen years. Leading into his career in college admissions, Matt worked in independent school admissions at Northfield Mount Hermon School (three years) and Milton Academy (two years) – both in Massachusetts. Matt graduated from Bowdoin College where he majored in History and Environmental Studies and minored in Biology – clearly he loves the liberal arts approach and is always happy to share that love, just ask him.