Karlene Burrell-McRae

Trustee since 2013
Karlene is a Dean of the College at her alma mater, Colby College, in Maine. She oversees several departments that have direct responsibility for student and campus life and is the lead officer overseeing campus-wide diversity and civic engagement efforts. Previously, she was Associate Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Center for Identity + Inclusion at the University of Chicago and has also held senior administrative roles in student and multicultural affairs areas at Swarthmore College and at the University of Pennsylvania. Karlene studied anthropology at Colby College as a Ralph Bunche Scholar. She has an Ed.D. in higher education with distinction, a M.S.W. in administration and planning, and a MS.Ed. degree in intercultural communication, all from the University of Pennsylvania.

Committee: Educational Excellence
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.