New Board Leadership
July 19, 2019
PNCA's Board of Governors has a new leadership team with a powerful combination of deep cultural knowledge of the region's arts ecosystem, years of non-profit leadership experience, and extensive experience in corporate finance and business strategy. Scott D. Musch, Vice President of Corporate Development at Cambia Health Solutions, is the new Chair of the Board of Governors, and Eloise Damrosch, longtime Executive Director of the Regional Arts & Culture Council, is the new Vice Chair. Our new Board members include Kay Campbell, Jason Halstead, and Vanessa Triplett.
Read our press release to learn more about the breadth of experience of our new Board members.
Farewell to Lee Kelly
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
PNCA offers generous scholarships to transfer students
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
Welcome PNCA's New Dean
We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Cole has accepted our offer to become the next dean of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), effective March 2022, and delighted that she will hold Willamette’s first named deanship, recognizing a generous new gift from Jordan D. Schnitzer.
Willamette University celebrates completion of merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art
Willamette University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art today finalized their merger, officially making the Northwest’s oldest school of art and design an integral part of the region’s leading liberal arts university.
Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger
Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.