Creative Exchange Conference

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2024

Speakers & Panelists

Dr. Mary Grant | Fireside Chat

President of Massachusetts College of Art and Design Dr. Mary K. Grant is a national leader in public higher education with more than 30 years of experience championing the arts, deepening community partnerships, cultivating civic engagement, and fostering access, diversity, equity, and inclusion across higher education. She is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Board Chair of National Campus Compact, Secretary of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), Member of EdVestors BPS Arts Expansion Arts Advisory Board, Member of the Boston Public Schools Committee Nominating Panel, and Member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Higher Education Leadership Council. She has also served on the search committee for the Commissioner of Higher Education for Massachusetts, as a juror for the prestigious Brother Thomas Fellowship, and is a regular guest on GBH’s The Culture Show with Jared Bowen. As President of MassArt, Dr. Grant is leading a campaign to raise the College’s institutional profile and is committed to amplifying MassArt’s legacy of access to an excellent art and design education, and to elevating the critical role of the arts as a driver of a thriving economy.

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