Distinction is association's highest honor for academic leaders
Posted 10.21.09 by MICA Media Relations
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Provost Raymond Allen, who is also the College's vice president for academic affairs, was named a National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Fellow - the association's highest honor for academic leaders - at NASAD's 65th annual meeting (Oct. 15-17) in Pittsburgh.
"NASAD recognized Ray Allen for his outstanding contribution to the association and for his tremendous contribution to the field of art and design over decades of distinguished service," said Samuel Hope, executive director.
Allen has previously led NASAD's Commission on Accreditation and previously served as president of the association.
MICA President Fred Lazarus, Jan Stinchcomb (dean for undergraduate services and faculty) and members of MICA's faculty were on hand at the awards ceremony in Pittsburgh to congratulate Allen.
In a memo to the MICA community, Lazarus said the honor reflects the respect Allen's peers have for him. The College is fortunate to have "the best thinker and educator in our field as our provost," Lazarus said.
Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 B.F.A., M.F.A., M.A., M.A./M.B.A., M.A.T., M.P.S. and continuing studies students from 49 states and 65 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.