Chairpersons & Presidents

ICFAD Presidents

2017 – 2019 George Sparks, James Madison University
2015 - 2017 John Crawford-Spinelli, Kent State University

2013 - 2015 Lucinda Lavelli, University of Florida
2010 - 2012 Raymond Tymas-Jones, University of Utah
2008 - 2010 Ron Jones, University of South Florida
2006 - 2008 Richard Toscan, Virginia Commonwealth University
2004 - 2006 Maurice Sevigny, University of Arizona

2002 - 2004 Donald Gephardt, Rowan University
2000 - 2002 Richard W. Durst, The Pennsylvania State University
1998 - 2000 Margaret M. Merrion, Western Michigan University
1996 - 1998 John Smith, University of South Florida
1994 - 1996 Donald Harris, Ohio State University
1992 - 1994 Rhoda-Gale Pollack, University of Kentucky
1990 - 1992 Robert Garwell, Texas Christian University
1988 - 1990 Vaughn Jaenike, Eastern Illinois University
1986 - 1988 Nat Eek, University of Oklahoma

1984 - 1986 Kathryn A. Martin, University of Montana
1981 - 1984 Andrew J. Broekema, Ohio State University
1980 - 1981 Grant Beglarian, University of Southern California
1978 - 1980 Eugene Bonelli, Southern Methodist University

ICFAD Chairpersons

Prior to the 1978-79 academic year, the International Council of Fine Arts Deans was administered by a Chair serving a one-year term.
1978 Robert Kily, University of Montana
1977 Jack McKenzie, University of Illinois
1976 John W. Straus, SUNY at Purchase
1975 Frances B. Kinne, Jacksonville University
1974 Walter H. Walters, The Pennsylvania State University
1973 Ralph D. Hetzel, Kent State University
1972 Edward D. Maryon, University of Utah
1971 Robert W. Corrigan, California Institute of the Arts
1970 Charles W. Bolen, Illinois State University
1969 Adolph A. Suppan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
1968 Jules Heller, York University
1967 Frank Hughes, Texas Christian University
1966 Clinton Adam, University of New Mexico
1965 Donald Clark, University of Oklahoma
1964 E.W. Doty, University of Texas

Frances Bartlett Kinne, Ph.D, was the first female President of ICFAD, and the lone female member for many years. We are told that she may have been the first female Arts Dean, as well! A book she authored, The President Wears a Skirt, features a photograph of her receiving kisses on both cheeks from Bob Hope and Jack Benny. In addition to being a pioneer, she is charming and delightful. We hope you enjoy this video greeting to members of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans.

ICFAD Executive Directors

2012 - Current  Alison Pruitt
2006 - 2012 Elizabeth Cole, Bowling Green State University
2003 - 2006 Richard Durst, Pennsylvania State University
2001 - 2003 Vincent L. Angotti, University of Evansville
1997 - 2001 Linda Moore, Wayne State University
1986 - 1997 John E. Green, University of Southern Mississippi