Portland university head moving to new post

Pacific Northwest College of Art leader takes job at Antioch College in Ohio.

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The leader of Pacific Northwest College of Art has taken job at Antioch College in Ohio, where he’ll start on March 1.

Tom Manley started as the head of PNCA in 2003.

“From where I stand, PNCA is a genuine bright spot, shining the light of Portland style creativity and collaboration farther in every direction year after year,” he said in a news release. “It has been a joy to be a part of a community of such dedicated artists, designers, writers and scholars and to witness how through their acts of invention, subtle and audacious, culture is enriched and lives transformed. My family and I feel very fortunate to have played a part in this remarkable college’s story and we will be excited to watch what great things come next.”

PNCA’s board will begin looking for a new leader on Jan. 1.

Manley praised Antioch’s “start-up mentality, focus on entrepreneurial solutions, and willingness to problem solve ecosystem level questions are instinctively correct.”

(SOURCE: Portland Business Journal)

Manley is revered for growing the program in Portland.

The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design on the North Park Blocks opened in March 2015. The remodel of the former post office then Federal Building cost $34 million. The school raised $15 million through its Creativity Works Here capital campaign, which kicked off with $5 million from the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation.

Manley was hired by a 21-member search committee from 200 candidates. He previously was at Claremont Colleges in southern California for 22 years.

(SOURCE: Portland Tribune)

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