Late last year, the Department of Art & Art History received word that the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) has approved its re-accreditation submission.
Department Chair Robert Hower said the “highly successful result” came from a commitment by faculty, students and staff.
“This achievement is due to the efforts of many dedicated professionals,” he said. “My warm congratulations to everyone who has worked to achieve this wonderful result.”
Hower also praised the support of former Dean of Liberal Arts Beth Wright, Provost Ron Elsenbaumer and President Vistasp Karbhari.
“We congratulate the department on this magnificent acknowledgement of the excellence of its programs,” Wright said.
The NASAD approval grants full accreditation for the Master’s of Fine Arts program and re-accreditation for the Bachelor’s of Arts and Bachelor’s of Fine Arts programs for the next decade.
NASAD is the national accrediting body for more than 330 schools throughout the U.S.