PNCA President Tom Manley One of “Most Influential Portlanders”
December 15, 2011
In Portland Monthly’s first issue of 2012, in which they profile the city’s most influential movers and shakers, PNCA is called a “creative-class crown jewel.”
The cover of the January issue of Portland Monthly reads “The 50 Most Influential Portlanders,” and on page 64 there’s a great photo of PNCA President Tom Manley, who’s credited with turning the College into “a creative-class crown jewel.” The piece goes on to note the College’s student body doubling in size, the launch of five graduate programs, the acquisition of the main campus building, and the impending acquisition of 511 NW Broadway. “With a 511 rehab slated for 2014, Manley hopes not only to create a dynamic hub of studios, libraries, labs, and commons, but to define a new ‘creative corridor,’ bridging the Pearl District with Old Town.”
Read more about “The 50 Most Influential Portlanders” on the Portland Monthly website.
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
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 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.