With less resources at its disposal, the margin of error on small college operations is significantly less than larger institutions, which is one reason we continue to see so many small colleges throughout the country entering into mergers or shutting their doors entirely.
On June 6, 2019, Kurt T. Steinberg, Ed.D., President of Montserrat College of Art, and Susan E. Schorr, an attorney at McLane Middleton, will discuss the challenges small, private colleges are facing, how they can stay ahead of potential issues, and what the future for these institutions looks like. In addition, the presentation will discuss hot button issues for students on campus, including free speech and sexual misconduct.
Registration/Networking - 7:30 a.m.
Program - 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
This event is being offered as a free education session.
300 TradeCenter, Suite 7600
Woburn, MA 01801
About the Moderator
Principal & Co-Founder, The Castle Group, Inc.
Sandy is the principal and co-founder of The Castle Group, a 22-year-old women-owned PR and event management firm based in Boston, with offices in Atlanta and Maui. A recognized expert on crisis communications, Sandy has decades of experience leading national high-profile, high-stakes crises for educational institutions of all sizes, from independent and private schools to colleges and universities. Examples of sensitive and highly charged situations she has managed include Title IX, litigation, data breaches, racial and diversity issues, sexual harassment, leadership misconduct, and academic program reprioritization/workforce reduction, among others. Sandy serves on the boards of Mass Bay Community College, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Center for Women and Enterprise, March of Dimes, WGBH Corporate Executive Council and Boston College Chief Executives Club.
About the Panelists
Susan E. Schorr
Attorney, McLane Middleton
Susan is Vice Chair of McLane Middleton's Education Law Practice Group. She finds solutions to legal questions and challenges faced by independent schools and social service organizations, and manages investigations when serious misconduct is alleged. Grounded in thorough legal analysis, she offers practical advice and responsiveness. With a background as a social worker and current trustee of several non-profit organizations herself, Susan approaches client challenges in a holistic and detail-oriented manner.
Kurt T. Steinberg, Ed.D.
President, Montserrat College of Art
Kurt assumed the presidency of Montserrat College of Art on July 1, 2018, following a national search. He came to Montserrat following 12 years at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Mass Art), where he served as executive vice president and one year as acting president.
Prior to joining MassArt, he was Associate Vice Chancellor/CFO at the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. His prior experiences include serving in the Syracuse University Office of Student Activities, Director of the Office of Child Enforcement Finance for the Mass. Department of Revenue; Deputy Director of the Capital Expenditure and Program Office for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation and Construction, and Fiscal Policy Analyst for the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance.