Founder and Executive Director, Bard Prison Initiative
Max Kenner is founder and executive director of Bard Prison Initiative, which enrolls prisoners in academic programs culminating in degrees from Bard College, and co-founder of the Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison. He is vice president for institutional initiatives and advisor to the president on public policy and college affairs at Bard College. Kenner was a 2013-2014 fellow-in-residence at Harvard’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. A member of the New York State Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration’s Re-Entry Subcommittee, his accolades include the Richard Cornuelle Award for Social Entrepreneurship, Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award in Education, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40 list.