Pacific Northwest College of Art Welcomes Sean Woodard as Director of Human Resources

November 29, 2012

November 29, 2012
Contact: Lisa Radon, Communications Specialist
Pacific Northwest College of Art, 971 255 5528
Becca Biggs, Director of Communications
Pacific Northwest College of Art, 971 255 5511

Pacific Northwest College of Art Welcomes Sean Woodard as Director of Human Resources Portland, OR – November 29, 2012 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) welcomes Sean Woodard as Director of Human Resources. Woodard joins PNCA with more than 10 years of human resources management and business partner experience working for such organizations as OHSU, Knowledge Learning Corporation, and the City of Portland. “Sean brings high energy and commitment to the role along with his expertise in many areas of HR including employee relations, employment law, training and organizational development, change management and leadership coaching,” Larry Hudspeth, VP of Finance and Operations of PNCA. Woodard began his career as a member of the AmeriCorps Leaders program providing project development work for the National “I Have A Dream” (IHAD) Foundation in New York City. For eight years he served as the Project Coordinator for the New Haven, CT program of the IHAD Foundation. He has classroom teaching experience at the middle and high school level, and has dedicated countless hours to national and community service.

As Oregon’s flagship college of art and design since 1909, Pacific Northwest College of Art has helped shape Oregon’s visual arts landscape for more than a century. PNCA students study with award-winning faculty in small classes. In the last seven years, PNCA has doubled both the student body and full-time faculty, quadrupled its endowment, and added innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. PNCA is now embarking on its boldest venture yet by establishing the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design as an anchor for the College’s vision of a new campus home on Portland’s North Park Blocks. Focusing on the transformative power of creativity, the capital campaign, Creativity Works Here, was launched in June 2012 with a lead gift from The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation of $5 million. PNCA’s new home will be a bustling hub for creativity and entrepreneurship, reflecting the influential role of art and design in our 21st century economy – both in Portland and beyond.

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