Audrey Tanner

Audrey Tanner joined MICA as vice president for admission and financial aid in 2020.

Audrey leads the College's top-notch Admission & Financial Aid team in identifying  and recruiting exceptional and diverse student talent for MICA.

She brings to MICA close to three decades of professional expertise in admission, financial aid, and enrollment management. She was previously vice president of enrollment and marketing at Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her prior leadership experiences encompass those at our peer AICAD institutions (California Institute of the Arts/CalArts and San Francisco Art Institute/SFAI where she also oversaw Student Affairs), traditional colleges and universities (Boston University, Dominican University of California, Lesley University), and an institute for health professionals (MGH).

Her educational background reflects her wide range of interests and an avid appetite for continual growth. She holds an AB in Art History from Smith College, where she was an Ada Comstock Scholar and earned honors of magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She later completed her BS in Psychology at Boston University and then MA in Organizational Management through University of Phoenix Online. Her EdD in Higher Education Leadership was accomplished at Nova Southeastern University. Additional credentials include a Certificate in Marketing Strategy from Cornell University’s eCornell and a Certificate in Fiction Writing from University of Los Angeles Extension. In addition, she is certified as a 200-hour Kripalu yoga instructor and at the Master level for Reiki. 

Upon joining the College, she said she looked forward to returning to an artistic community. Her own creative practices include guitar and ukulele playing, oil and acrylic painting, and fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry writing.