Dear SAIC Community,
I am pleased to announce that at the meeting of the Board of Trustees yesterday, the Board voted unanimously to extend Walter E. Massey’s appointment as President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago through the 2015-16 academic year.
President Massey joined the SAIC community in the fall of 2010 as a prominent educator, administrator, corporate leader, and physicist with a distinguished career in academics, having served as director of Argonne National Laboratory, Director of the National Science Foundation, Provost of the University of California System, and President of Morehouse College, among other accomplishments.
In less than two years at SAIC, President Massey has already had a remarkable impact on the institution, by demonstrating exceptional leadership and helping to institute a positive, pragmatic vision for the school. He is communicating with audiences in a strategic and meaningful manner and cultivating relationships that will enhance SAIC through philanthropic support. His focus on openness, community building, and strategic planning will be of inestimable value as the school moves forward.
We are fortunate to have President Massey’s commitment to SAIC and the Board, and I look forward to working with him to sustain the momentum that has been created during his tenure.
Cary D. McMillan
Chairman of the Board of Governors
School of the Art Institute of Chicago