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November 11, 2021

CIA announces new vice president for enrollment management and marketing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2021 CLEVELAND—A veteran of higher education with 25 years of experience working in admissions has joined the Cleveland Institute of Art’s senior leadership team. Yvette Sobky Shaffer has been named the College’s new Vice President of... more

August 25, 2021

Cleveland Institute of Art announces Craft + Design major

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2021 CLEVELAND—One of the many ways that the Cleveland Institute of Art fosters creativity is by encouraging students to explore across disciplines. For decades, this approach has cultivated increased communication, collaboration and critical thinking—all of... more

August 18, 2021

Kathryn Heidemann to lead Cleveland Institute of Art

International Arts Manager and Higher Education Leader to Serve as CIA’s 11th President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2021 CLEVELAND—The Board of Directors of the Cleveland Institute of Art has named Kathryn Heidemann president and CEO, succeeding Grafton J. Nunes, who... more

June 08, 2021

Cleveland Institute of Art President Grafton Nunes announces retirement

Yearlong Transition Will Lay Groundwork for New Leadership FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2021 CLEVELAND—Grafton J. Nunes, the 10th president of the Cleveland Institute of Art, announced today that he will retire from his post effective June 30, 2022. Nunes announced... more

April 27, 2021

Cleveland Institute of Art welcomes Anthony and Joe Russo and Angela Russo-Otstot as Commencement speakers

The 2021 Commencement ceremony will be virtual and premiere for graduates and their families at the Mayfield Road Drive-In Theatre FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2021 CLEVELAND—The creative forces behind some of Hollywood's biggest films and TV shows will soon say... more

April 07, 2021

Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty Member Aimee Lee Named Fulbright Senior Scholar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2021 CLEVELAND—The Cleveland Institute of Art is pleased to share that Aimee Lee, a Printmaking faculty member, recently received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to South Korea. Lee is a papermaker and writer—and she is... more


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