After the announcement in February that the CEO of Dallas Afterschool Christina K. Hanger was retiring, a search was undertaken by the board for his successor. This research kept coming back to staff across the organization, culminating in today’s announcement that Dallas Afterschool VP of Program Services Marjorie Murat will assume the role of CEO on Sunday, May 1.
Chairman of the Dallas Afterschool Board of Directors Bill Morrison made it official, reporting, “After months of a rigorous national search, we have found the absolute best candidate within the agency. Building on her proven leadership as Vice President of Program Services and her extensive experience in the community, our Board of Directors unanimously agreed that Marjorie Murat should be Dallas Afterschool’s next CEO.
In accepting her new role, Marjorie, who has over 25 years of experience serving the Dallas community, said, “The work we do at Dallas Afterschool is transformational. I’m excited to lead the next chapter in our story and build on all the great work of the past 15 years. I feel like I came to the slaughter circle. As a Dallas Afterschool partner, board member, and organizational leader, I feel I have a unique understanding of our work and its impact on students, families, and the time sector. outside school.
Established in 2007, Dallas Afterschool’s mission has been “to level the playing field for children of all races and economic backgrounds by increasing the quality and availability of safe, high-quality afterschool programming. quality in Dallas County”.
In response to the announcement of her successor, Christina said, “Having worked with Marjorie for the past two years and knowing her for many more, I am thrilled to have her as the next CEO of Dallas Afterschool. She is an incredible leader who will take us to the next level.
* Graphic/photo provided by Dallas Afterschool