After February’s announcement that Dallas Afterschool CEO Christina K. Hanger was retiring, a search was undertaken by the board for her successor. That search kept coming back to the organization’s own staff, resulting in today’s announcement that Dallas Afterschool VP of Program Services Marjorie Murat will assume the role of CEO on Sunday, May 1.
Dallas Afterschool Board Chair Bill Morrison made it official, reporting, “After months of a rigorous national search, we found the absolute best candidate from within the agency. Building upon her proven leadership as Vice President of Program Services and vast experience within the community, our Board unanimously agreed that Marjorie Murat should serve as the next CEO of Dallas Afterschool.”
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 am excited to lead the next chapter of our history and build upon all the great work of the past 15 years. I feel like I’ve come cull circle. As a Dallas Afterschool partner, board members and organizational leader, I feel I have a unique understanding of our work and its impact on students, families and the Out-of-School Time sector.”
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 Out-of-School Time programming in Dallas County.”
In responding to the news of her successor, Christina said, “After having worked with Marjorie for the last two years and knowing her for many more, I am thrilled that she will be Dallas Afterschool’s next CEO. She is an amazing leader who will take us to the next level.”
* Graphic/photo provided by Dallas Afterschool