Who We Are

Founded in 1964, the ICFAD membership is a diverse and inclusive organization comprised of deans, associate and assistant deans, directors and chairs, and other fine arts executives in higher education throughout North America and around the world. It is an organization whose members focus on issues and opportunities that impact leadership, administration, and the fine arts and design disciplines. ICFAD’s mission of members helping members throughout their careers is supported by providing annual conferences and international symposia where members can meet with colleagues to expand their networks and learn from one another. Click here to join or renew your membership now.

Call for Nominations

Led by Dr. Mark Heckler, President, Valparaiso University and 
Dr. Barbara Korner, Dean Emerita, College of Arts & Architecture, Penn State University

ICFAD’s Leadership Development Committee is pleased to present an on-line workshop
designed to:

  • provide a toolbox for those who have transitioned or may transition into administrative leadership roles as a dean of higher education visual and performing art schools and colleges;
  • prepare new and future deans to take full advantage of the ICFAD Conference specifically and ICFAD membership throughout the year as support structures for their administrative leadership;
  • inspire enthusiasm for leadership opportunities in the arts in higher education;
  • encourage under-represented groups to pursue options in leadership positions;
  • provide a venue for those who are considering transitioning or have transitioned into administrative roles in arts higher education to learn elements of academic leadership; and
  • build on ICFAD’s long tradition of “Deans Helping Deans”

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