Notable Minority Executives: Anthony McHenry

Chief executive officer, Milwaukee Academy of Science

  • Category: Notable Minority Executives
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 23
  • Undergrad degree/university: African American Studies / UW-Madison
  • Graduate degree/university: N/A

Anthony McHenry, chief executive officer of the Milwaukee Academy of Science (MAS), has served young people throughout his career. His efforts were recognized before he began at MAS. He is the recipient of the Donald Driver Driven to Achieve Award in 2016 for his work at the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center.

While at MAS, McHenry has led the effort to make MAS, a public charter school serving more than 1,200 K4-12 grade students, a place that promotes community and saves lives. As the CEO of MAS, McHenry, along with his team, have increased student enrollment by 250 students; increased student retention from 85% to 92%; earned the ranking “Exceeds Expectations” on the Wisconsin State Report Card for three years in a row; reached a 100% graduation rate; improved athletics at the school and increased fund development at the school by almost 700%.

Students from MAS regularly receive full scholarships to top-tier colleges and universities for academics and athletics (e.g., Duke, Northwestern, Rice).

McHenry has also formed community partnerships, including a school-based Boys & Girls Club, and active collaborations with Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). MAS was recognized in 2019 as the BizTimes Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year with the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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