Matti S. Donkor

Director of Admissions
Matti Donkor


B.A. Mount Holyoke College

M.A. Columbia University, Teachers College


I love interacting with curious, engaged and motivated students and parents from all around the country and the world. These exchanges always leave me inspired. Having attended a boarding school myself, I am passionate about the incredible and transformative opportunities that Exeter has to offer students both inside and outside of the classroom. 

I grew up with two parents who worked for the United Nations. Due to their careers, I had the opportunity to live in over eight countries including Ethiopia, Italy, Switzerland and Uganda. My experiences abroad have inspired my interest in traveling and cultivated my desire to know, understand and appreciate people from different countries and cultures.  I love working as part of this admission team to ensure that we are building a community that is diverse and inclusive. 

Prior to joining the team at Exeter, I worked in the Admission Offices at both The Madeira School  and Miss Porter's School. At these schools, I had the opportunity to serve as an advisor, club advisor, dorm adult and teacher.  

My interests include spending time with my husband and two daughters, listening to podcasts, reading historical fiction and traveling.