Peter S. Matthes

Peter S. MatthesPeter S. Matthes (91BA, 12MBA) is the Interim Chief of Staff and Vice President for External Relations, Assistant Vice President for Community Relations and Director of Federal Relations for the University of Iowa. Peter is a native of Iowa City where he graduated from City High and then attended the University of Iowa where he received a degree in political science in 2000 and an MBA in 2014. During his time at the University he was a Senator for UI Student Government, participated in the Washington Center Academic Internship Program and interned for former US Representative Jim Leach. After graduation he spent two years in Washington DC on Leach's staff and then moved to Des Moines to take a position on the Iowa Senate Republican Caucus Staff, where he served eight years, the final four as Staff Director. In 2010 Peter and his family moved back to Iowa City to begin working at the University.