Board of Regents

The Honorable Matthew P. Donovan

MDonovanThe Honorable Matthew P. Donovan is vice president of Requirements & Capabilities for Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a business of Raytheon Technologies.

Before this position, he served as Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.  In this role, he led the Department of Defense’s response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and published the first 10-year vision and strategy to align DOD personnel and readiness policies to national defense strategy imperatives. 

Previously, Hon. Donovan also served as Under Secretary of the Air Force, Acting Secretary of the Air Force, and as policy director and professional staff member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services.  He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a colonel after 31 years of enlisted and officer active duty service and with more than 2,900 flight hours in the F-15C Eagle and F-5E Tiger II. 

Hon. Donovan holds a bachelor’s degree in technical management from Regis University, and master’s degrees in management from Webster University, airpower art and science from the U.S. Air Force School of Advanced Airpower Studies, and military arts and sciences from the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies.  He has also earned the Secretary of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Aerial Achievement Medal, and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.