Chancellor of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Walter Massey serves as Chancellor of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) as of July 1, 2016. In this role, he supports SAIC President Elissa Tenny on major fundraising initiatives and other outreach efforts on behalf of the School. Massey’s vast array of experience across higher education, the arts and sciences, and the corporate and civic sectors is a tremendous asset to our campus.
Previously, Massey served as SAIC’s President beginning in 2010. As President, and along with then-Provost Tenny, he led efforts to increase student scholarships and further diversify our student body; to modernize our campus; to broaden our outreach to new institutional partners across the arts, higher education, and business communities; and to improve the School’s financial position. His tenure as President culminated with SAIC’s 150th Anniversary celebrations and with the launch of a historic fundraising campaign, Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for SAIC.