We are pleased to announce that the University has appointed Nancy Stuart, who will take up her new position in November.
Dr. Stuart comes to the University from the Cleveland Institute of Art where she was the executive vice president and provost. She is an award-winning portrait photographer. The Visual Studies Workshop Press published her photographic project, DES Stories: Faces and Voices of People Exposed to Diethylstilbestrol, in 2001. Her DES Stories portraits have been shown throughout the United States and were awarded a John Kobal prize at the National Portrait Gallery, London, England.
Prior to her leadership roles at Cleveland, Stuart was at the Rochester Institute of Technology where she helped create the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences by merging the College of Graphic Arts and Photography with the College of Fine and Applied Arts. She was appointed associate dean of the new college in 1998.
In the 1970s, Stuart was one of the founding faculty members of the Photo Technology Program at Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. She and her colleagues expanded the program from a modest beginning of two elective courses to a two-year degree program with an enrollment of more than 500 students.
Stuart earned her PhD in Higher Education Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Graduate School of Education, her master’s degree in Industrial Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and her bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Michigan State University.