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Margaret Weisbrod Morris is an artist, arts administrator and advocate focused on the strategic design and advancement of cultural programs. Working at the crossroads of art, education and creative economies, she is an active advocate for creativity in the workforce and the use of art as an educational tool. At the Lawrence Arts Center, her attention is on developing diverse, multi-disciplinary teams who focus on innovation, decisive growth, collaborative partnerships and social impact. As an artist and educator she is a veteran supporter of connecting the arts throughout the scope of academics, and was an early advocate of injecting the arts into STEM initiatives to form the STEM to STEAM movement. She presents her work in multiple forums, and served as a panelist for the US Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is serving as the senior member and past-Chair of the National Arts Education Council for Americans for the Arts. Before moving to Kansas, Morris had a practice as an art therapist working across all five boroughs of New York City. Morris started her career working as a gallery assistant and as a prop artist for television. She holds a B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master’s Degree from New York University.