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Member Question: How is Hope College Preparing for School?

How is Hope College preparing for school during a pandemic?

We spoke with Hope College President, Matt Scogin to get a preview of what to expect as Hope College prepares to bring students and faculty back to school in the fall of 2020.


This is undoubtedly one of the most difficult times in the history of education. Reimagining the return to school during a pandemic is a universal challenge on a global scale. We asked Matt Scogin how the institution is adapting life across the spectrum of the college experience. From classrooms to dining halls, to innovative testing and monitoring, Hope has adopted a mentality of turning a challenge into an opportunity.

In this Member Question of the Day Episode

Learn more about the following in this excerpt from an interview with Chamber President, Jane Clark.

  • Why did Hope decide to bring students and staff back to campus this fall?
  • What plans are in place to address safety?
  • How has this unprecedented challenge affected the mindset on Hope's campus as the school year begins?

To watch the full interview with Hope College President, Matt Scogin, including his ideas for collaboration with the business community and his thoughts on his first year as President, CLICK HERE.



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