MICA President Fred Lazarus IV recognized for community leadership
Posted 12.25.12 by MICA communications
In its annual review of great Maryland leaders, Baltimore Sun recognized the work of MICA President Fred Lazarus IV, giving him an honorable mention for Marylander of the Year. The Sun credited Lazarus' leadership on many fronts, including Station North Arts and Entertainment District's redevelopment as well as MICA's growth and partnerships throughout the city.
The Sun wrote, "Maryland Institute College of Art President Fred Lazarus IV is transforming a section of Baltimore through his understanding of the connections among art, education and community development. MICA under his leadership has grown and increased in prominence, but his most permanent contribution to the state may be in the flowering of the Station North Arts District. Just this year, MICA helped transform this once-derelict area through a $20 million renovation of the college's Graduate Studio Center building on North Avenue, the groundbreaking for a new $16.5 million dormitory and an investment in the purchase and renovation of the once-grand Centre Theater. His efforts have also helped inspire a new partnership between the Johns Hopkins University and the neighborhoods around its campus."