McCormack Graduate School Public Affairs alumna Mary Grant, PhD, has been appointed to lead the Edward M. Kennedy (EMK) Institute for the United States Senate.Grant will take the helm in January 2018 after leaving her current post as chancellor of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Asheville. She previously served as president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the Berkshires.
“We are thrilled to have an outstanding leader like Mary Grant as the new President of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute,” said Victoria Reggie Kennedy, co-founder and president of the institute board. “She has the experience and vision to inspire the next generation of our nation’s leaders and to lead the Institute into its next phase of growth and development. Now, more than ever, we believe it important to fulfill my husband’s vision of engaging Americans, young and old, in active citizenship,” said Kennedy. Read more.