BA, University of California, Santa Barbara
MBA, California Lutheran University
Matt McClenathen joined the Cate community in January 2020 as the Communications and Publications Specialist. He brings a passion for storytelling and a creative desire to capture life on the Mesa. In his role, he serves as the content lead for the Bulletin, and composes the bi-weekly CommuniCATE newsletter among other responsibilities.
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Matt comes to Cate following six years of communication experience between California Lutheran University and UC Santa Barbara, where he oversaw all media relations for the intercollegiate athletics department. He has worked numerous NCAA Championship events, recently serving as the Media Coordinator for the 2018 Division I Men’s Soccer College Cup, and covered Cal Lutheran’s first-ever NCAA Division III Baseball Championship in 2017.
Matt graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in communication and recently completed his MBA with an emphasis in management and organizational behavior from Cal Lutheran.
He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Katie, and dog, Dodger, and enjoys spending time at the lake, camping, traveling, and playing basketball.