Chairpersons & Presidents

ICFAD Presidents

2019 - 2022 Jean Miller, Wonsook Kim College of FIne Arts, Illinois State University
2018 – 2019 Jeff Elwell,College of Fine Arts, Eastern New Mexico University

2016 – 2018 George Sparks, College of Visual and Performing Arts, James Madison University
2014 - 2016 John Crawford-Spinelli, College of the Arts, Kent State University

2012 - 2014 Lucinda Lavelli, College of the Arts, University of Florida
2010 - 2012 Raymond Tymas-Jones, College of Fine Arts, University of Utah
2008 - 2010 Ron Jones, College of the Arts, University of South Florida
2006 - 2008 Richard Toscan, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University
2004 - 2006 Maurice Sevigny, College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona

2002 - 2004 Donald Gephardt, The College of Communication and Creative Arts, Rowan University
2000 - 2002 Richard W. Durst, College of Arts and Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University
1998 - 2000 Margaret M. Merrion, College of Fine Arts, Western Michigan University
1996 - 1998 John Smith, College of the Arts, 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, Department of Art, Ohio State University
1980 - 1981 Grant Beglarian, Roski School of Fine Arts, University of Southern California
1978 - 1980 Eugene Bonelli, Meadows School of the Arts, 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, School of Visual and Media Arts, University of Montana
1977 Jack McKenzie, School of Art & Design, University of Illinois
1976 John W. Straus, SUNY at Purchase
1975 Frances B. Kinne, School of Art & Design, Jacksonville University
1974 Walter H. Walters, College of Arts & Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University
1973 Ralph D. Hetzel, School of Art, Kent State University
1972 Edward D. Maryon, Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah
1971 Robert W. Corrigan, California Institute of the Arts
1970 Charles W. Bolen, Wonsook Kim School of Art, Illinois State University
1969 Adolph A. Suppan, Art & Design, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
1968 Jules Heller, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University
1967 Frank Hughes, School of Art, Texas Christian University
1966 Clinton Adam, Department of Art, University of New Mexico
1965 Donald Clark, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma
1964 E.W. Doty, College of Fine Arts, 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