Welcome PNCA's New Dean

December 14, 2021

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.

Jen will report to the Provost and will be a member of the University’s leadership team. As the administrative leader for PNCA, Jen will shape strategic initiatives to deepen the connection between art, design, and the liberal arts and sciences as she leads the Northwest’s oldest school of art and design in its new chapter as a college of Willamette University.

We look forward to more formally introducing Jen to the Willamette community when she arrives in March.