Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) Selected by Massachusetts College of Art and Design for Chief Human Resources Officer Search

(February 2024, WEST HARTFORD, CT) Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES), a leading higher education focused executive search firm, has been selected to recruit the next Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Jennifer Muller, Managing Partner, will be leading the search.

This is a vibrant period for Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) and a unique opportunity to lead at a distinguished institution as the College commemorates its 150th anniversary. The successful candidate will be an informed decision maker who capitalizes on opportunities to promote the organization’s mission, vision, and values actively. The CHRO plays an integral role in driving the organization’s commitment to strengthening its position as a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. The next CHRO will be committed to promoting a culture of inclusion, teamwork and cohesion, accountability, and high performance within the human resources organization.

Founded in 1873, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), is the nation’s first and only independent, free-standing public college of art and design. MassArt is an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, makers, educators, innovators, and leaders striving to shape the future through art and design. They’ve spent 150 years demonstrating the truly amazing things that happen when a world-class art and design education is an option for every deserving student. Located in Boston’s hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs. Guided by a dynamic new President, MassArt is poised for transformative growth while remaining steadfast in its mission to cultivate artists, designers, educators, and makers from diverse backgrounds who shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good.

Affordable Excellence 

Academic Career & Executive Search, a higher education focused search firm, specializes in affordable excellence, providing perfectly matched candidates to institutions quickly and accurately. Their methodologies, based on frequent touchpoints, pinpoint ideal candidates with speed and meticulous care resulting in highly successful placements.

They offer flexible service/pricing levels for all positions, ensuring affordability.

As a woman owned firm focused on inclusivity, 66% of their placements are women and/or from underrepresented groups.

Contact Jennifer Muller, Managing Partner, at 860-740-2600 or, or visit

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