Kerry Walk


Kerry Walk’s achievements and innovations at the College are truly inspiring. Following is sample of some of the most impressive:

  • Establishing the Judith Mara Carson Center for Visual Arts, the College’s new 12,000-square-foot transdisciplinary hub of creativity, supported through a historic $25 million gift from The Carson Family Charitable Trust.
  • Promoting a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus community by appointing the College’s first Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion officer, establishing the President’s Council on EDI, and opening the Intercultural Center, which provides a welcoming space and programs for students across marginalized groups.
  • Launching CityEdge, the College’s signature, grant-funded college-to-career initiative that forges pathways for students.
  • Building the BRIDGE prison education initiative with $1.7 million in grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen connections between MMC students in Manhattan and MMC students in the College’s two prison education programs at the Bedford Hills and Taconic correctional facilities for women.
  • Founding the Center for Health, Human Development, and Creativity, which helps students find creative ways to combine their interests in the arts, humanities, and social sciences with health and human development.
  • Introducing the MMC Summer Academy for Pre-College Students, a two-week intensive pre-college program for high school students.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of forward-looking strategic plans.