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Environmental Scientist, Illahee Founder Peter Schoonmaker Named Founding Chair of New PNCA Program

Release date: 07/12/11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2011

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Pacific Northwest College of Art
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Environmental Scientist and Illahee Founder Peter Schoonmaker Named Founding Chair of New Pacific Northwest College of Art Program

PORTLAND, OR – July 12, 2011 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) announces the appointment of Dr. Peter Schoonmaker as Chair of the Master of Fine Arts in Collaborative Design program.

“We are very pleased to enlist Dr. Schoonmaker to lead this groundbreaking program. He appreciates fully that the world’s most intractable problems require solutions that are at once creative and collaboratively determined,” said Tom Manley, President of PNCA. “Peter is known to many in Portland through his exceptional work as the founder and president of Illahee, a forum for environmental policy. With an MA and PhD in Biology from Harvard and an accomplished record of field research, policy work and teaching, Peter brings an outstanding professional and educational background to his new work at PNCA.”

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