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Kurt Steinberg is Acting President of Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt).Kurt Steinberg Bio Photo

He is currently on the Board of the Danforth Art Museum\School, serving as Chair of the Finance Committee. He serves on the Boards of the Massachusetts Council of Public University Presidents, the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, the ProArts Consortium, and the Colleges of the Fenway, where he chairs the Coordinating Council. He has just assumed the role of Treasurer for the Treasurer's Club of Boston, and recently completed his term on the Board of the Performing Arts Center of Metrowest.

Kurt remains active as an accreditor for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and for the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. He has also represented MassArt on committees inside and outside the college, including the MassArt Foundation Investment Committee, state agencies, state legislature, corporate relations, and local political and neighborhood organizations.

Kurt joined MassArt in 2006. Before assuming the presidency, Kurt held several leadership positions at the college, most recently serving as Executive Vice President since 2011. In this role, he oversaw a $120 million campus transformation and managed numerous strategic initiatives that led to a dramatic increase in financial support for students, a greater percentage of students living on campus, and an architectural transformation and modernization of student life and academic program space on campus.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Syracuse University, a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University.


Susana Segat - Chief of Staff
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Kate Russell - Staff Associate
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Alicia Perry - Staff Assistant
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