Joining the MAS Board of Directors are Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, Kevin Malaney, and Steven P. Richman. “These new members bring a wealth of professional experience in three different sectors that will greatly benefit our Board and help further the mission of the Milwaukee Academy of Science,” says Chris Layden, Board Chair, “We are excited to expand our Board by adding leaders in higher education and the private sector. This diverse perspective will allow us to continue to ensure we provide immersive STEM opportunities for our scholars.” MAS also retains two Board seats for parents at all times.
Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp is Marquette University’s Vice President of Research and Innovation. With a background in chemistry, she has held numerous teaching and leadership positions at Marquette since 1989. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, a Master’s degree from Siena Heights University and a Doctorate in Physical Chemistry from Syracuse University.
Kevin Malaney is currently a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner and has been with the firm since 2007. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin Madison and a degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Malaney joins the MAS Board after completing his Board term with a non-profit servicing the housing sector in Milwaukee, Acts Housing.
Steven P. Richman is Group President of Milwaukee Tool. He has over 25 years of experience in the management of industrial, electrical, plumbing, and retail distribution channels of many major corporations. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA.
“In addition to the governance they provide, our Directors care deeply about our students, staff, and school. Board support and community support is critical to providing a bright future for education in Milwaukee. As the pandemic has shone a light on the challenges that our students and families face, our Board has stepped up to navigate these challenging times. I am thrilled to welcome these three leaders to our team,” says Anthony McHenry, Chief Executive Officer of MAS.
In operation for 21 years, MAS is an independent charter school that serves over 1,250 K4-12th grade students from over 25 zip codes. The school provides a STEM-focused curriculum and was started by the past-President of the Medical College of Wisconsin. 94% of the students are economically disadvantaged. MAS provides transportation for over 80% of students to ensure that no matter where they move or how often, students can still have access to continuous education. MAS has been rated “Exceeds Expectations” on its State Report Card from the Department of Public Instruction for three years in a row. Now, the school is expanding its middle and high school by 250 students to keep up with growing enrollment and over 500 applications each year from parents seeking a quality school.