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July 2018 

  • President Jay Coogan announces departure from MCAD, effective September 14. 

August 2018

  • The Board of Trustees selects the members of the Presidential Search Committee.
  • The Board of Trustees announces the selected executive search firm Isaacson, Miller.
  • The Board of Trustees appoints Karen Wirth Interim President, effective September 15.

September 2018

  • The MCAD community has opportunities to share feedback and suggestions with representatives from executive search firm Isaacson, Miller via listening sessions and a survey.
Listening Sessions with Isaacson, Miller
9/13Students
9/13Board of Trustees
9/14Friends and Supporters
9/25Faculty
9/25Alumni
9/26Staff


Fall 2018

Winter 2018

  • The Search Committee meets regularly to review and interview candidates. Fifty-five candidate applications were vetted by the Committee.

Spring 2019

  • The Search Committee presents finalists to the Board of Trustees.
  • A final candidate was selected and announced to the public.

Summer 2019 

  • Sethi officially began as president on July 15


Updates and details regarding the presidential search timeline will be announced on this page.