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Murray McKay
Murray McKay
Assistant Dean of Recruitment and Retention



Murray has nearly twenty-five years of experience in art education, with 14 years of experience in admission recruitment, retention, marketing, and communications for NASAD accredited art and design schools. He most recently served as Senior Associate Director of Enrollment Management at Parsons School of Design, The New School where he successfully launched the start up of Parsons branch campus in Paris, France.

Murray specializes in international recruitment strategy and upholds a deep commitment to student success. He has previously served as Associate Director of Enrollment Management at Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy, and as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received his MFA in Interdisciplinary Performance Art. He has exhibited, performed or screened his work at Terra Museum of American Art, The Field Museum, Royal College of Art, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Blue Man Group, The Goodman Theatre, Cleveland Performance Art Festival and others.

MFA, Interdisciplinary Performance Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BS, Theatre Performance, University of Evansville