Portrait of Michael Massad
Director of Admissions
225A Humphrey School
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    With almost a decade of experience in admissions, recruiting, and college access, Michael brings a wealth of expertise to his role as Director of Admissions at the Humphrey School. Prior to joining the Humphrey School, Michael pursued his passion for higher education administration by earning a master's degree at Vanderbilt University. Despite facing the challenges of the pandemic as a student, he embraced his time in Nashville and found it immensely fulfilling.

    Michael's commitment to service started with a year of AmeriCorps service at College Forward, a non-profit organization focused on college access. He also gained valuable experience working in the admissions offices of Southwestern University and his alma mater, Carleton College. These diverse experiences have shaped his perspective and deepened his understanding of the admissions landscape and the important role that admissions offices can play in making higher education more accessible and inclusive to all students.

    Although originally from Austin, Texas, and maintaining a Texan spirit, Michael has found a sense of belonging in Minnesota, which he now calls home. When he's not working, Michael can be found coaching the ultimate frisbee team he once played for at Carleton or enjoying quality time with his wife, Katin, and their two adorable dogs: Winston, an anxious yet lovable corgi, and Harriet, a charming and cuddle-loving frenchie.