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(April 25, 2014)

Griffith Named Fellow by National Association of Schools of Art and Design

COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 25, 2014)—The national accrediting body for schools of art and design has named Columbus College of Art & Design President Dennison W. Griffith a fellow for his distinguished contribution to the work of the association.

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design will present the award during its October 2014 annual meeting in Minneapolis.

Griffith’s nominators cited his passion for the arts and dedication to the missions of CCAD and NASAD: “Regardless of his position and his institutional affiliation, his passion for the creation of his personal work is clear and the dedication he has to the creation of the larger artistic community is equally clear,” said CCAD Provost Kevin Conlon.

Griffith, who announced he will retire at the end of his current contract in June, has served for 16 years as president of CCAD.

Made up of about 323 schools, the association produces statistical research, provides professional development for leaders of art and design schools and engages in policy analysis.

About CCAD
Columbus College of Art & Design, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States with 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students. CCAD offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Fine Arts. Undergraduate students choose from nine majors: photography, industrial design, advertising and graphic design, animation, illustration, fine arts, fashion design, interior design and cinematic arts. www.ccad.edu