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Presidential Search

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Columbus College of Art & Design has begun a search for the college’s fourth president. The search was initiated after President Dennison W. Griffith announced he will retire from the college on June 30, 2014.

The college has named board member Jane Ramsey to chair the search committee, which will include trustees, faculty, staff, students, and community leaders.

CCAD has selected Korn/Ferry International to work with the search committee. The engagement will be led by Paul Hsun-Ling-Chou, senior client partner and co-managing director of Korn/Ferry’s global education practice. Learn more about Korn/Ferry.

Named as CCAD’s third president in 1998, President Griffith has guided the college through significant expansion of its facilities, robust growth in fundraising, the opening of the CCAD MindMarket, and a complete restructuring of the college’s curriculum, which will launch in fall 2014.

During Griffith’s tenure, CCAD has:

  • Doubled the size of its campus facilities with the addition of 275,000 square feet of studio, classroom, and residential assets
  • Launched a Master of Fine Arts program
  • Added more sophisticated fundraising operations that have generated $25 million in cash and planned gifts, while annual giving has grown 500 percent since 1998
  • Expanded its exhibitions program to include recognized contemporary artists from around the world
  • Established international education partnerships, especially in China
  • Embarked on designing a new curricular model and master schedule through a forward-looking mix of business education with innovative and design education to launch fall of 2014

The search committee’s mission is to find a strong, visionary leader who can build upon President Griffith’s accomplishments and continue the college’s growth into the future.

Applications and nominations may be sent to ccad-president@kornferry.com.