Our commitment towards PNCA's future and vision

The Board of Governors of the Pacific Northwest College of Art seeks an accomplished and forward-thinking leader to guide the College into the future.  

Recognized as the leading college of art and design in the Pacific Northwest, PNCA is a vibrant community of artists, designers, and educators who are not bystanders in culture. The foundational core of their creative expression is to be agents of change—to engage in the critical dialogues of our times. PNCA’s Core Themes support critical inquiry, giving students the tools to examine existing and emerging cultural, social and political conditions to make informed judgments.   

Our faculty, alumni, and students have a tremendous impact on the cultural vibrancy of the city of Portland. PNCA is a center for communities of artists, designers, and scholars, presenting more free public programs and exhibitions in a given year than any other arts institution in the city.   We welcome you to learn more about PNCA and this newly posted position for President.


Scott D. Musch
PNCA Board Chair

Search Committee

PNCA Board of Governors:

  • John Bishop (Search Committee Chair) – Board Secretary; President, Pendleton Woolen Mills
  • Eloise Damrosch – Board Vice Chair; Art Consultant
  • Scott D. Musch – Board Chair; Vice President, Corporate Development, Cambia Health Solutions
  • Al Solheim – Real Estate Investor
  • Lauren Stumpf – Alumna Governor; PNCA MFA 2016; Director of Stores, MadeHerePDX

Academic Representatives:

  • Kate Copeland – Vice President & Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Professor in Printmaking & Photography
  • Emily Ginsburg – Professor, Chair – Media Arts, Department Head – Intermedia, Department Head – General Fine Arts
  • MK Guth – – Director of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, Chair of MFA in Visual Studies Program and Collaborative Design
  • V Maldonado – Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer
  • Sally Schoolmaster – Associate Professor of Art, Faculty Senate President

Staff Representative:

  • Quyen T. Le – Assistant Director of International Office, International Student and Scholar Services

Student Representative:

  • Simone Crowe – Second-year MFA student in Collaborative Design

Inquiries & Applications

Please use the email below for all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position.