Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our series of “Student Affairs Talk” podcasts. In it, Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Matt Innocenti, a junior business management major from Charlotte, North Carolina.


Matt Innocenti, a Clemson junior and Campus Recreation manager.

Matt Innocenti is a facility operations manager overseeing student staff within Campus Recreation.
Image Credit: Campus Recreation

Matt Innocenti originally dreamed of attending in-state institution North Carolina State University, but fate had a different plan in mind. After compiling all of his college acceptance letters into a hat, he drew Clemson. Three years later, Innocenti couldn’t have imagined how much the Upstate school would change his life. He didn’t shy away from campus involvement, and still hasn’t to this day. He is a facility operations manager within Campus Recreation, a role which includes the hiring and recruitment of student employees across the department. Innocenti also serves on the Inclusion and Equity Committee within Clemson Undergraduate Student Government (CUSG). Most recently, he helped propose the formation of a Professional Greek Council as a group of representatives from non-social fraternities on Clemson’s campus.

In this week’s podcast, Innocenti discusses what it was like to come to Clemson on a whim, how he’s matured and grown over the years, as well as what his many endeavors have meant to his undergraduate experience.

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Student Podcasts:
Thomas Marshall III, junior
Abby Eubanks, senior
Mason Foley, senior
Kiah Morris, junior
Abby Martin, senior
Jacob Crotts, senior
A.J. Richard, junior
Garcy Lawson, sophomore

Staff Podcasts:
Chris Fiocchi, Campus Recreation
Kryssa Cooper, Sponsorships
Gary Wiser, Fraternity and Sorority Life
Patricia Figueroa, Campus Recreation
Dan Hofmann, Parking and Transportation Services
Myles Surrett, Student Involvement and Leadership
Suzanne Price, Residential Learning
Bill Daniel, Fire/EMS
Neil Burton, Center for Career and Professional Development