New President Named at The Art Institute of Philadelphia

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Philadelphia native Mr. Michael DePrisco named president at The Art Institute of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA.

Michael DePrisco has been named president at The Art Institute of Philadelphia. He has over 15 years of student-centered higher education experience, most recently serving as president of The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham.

Mr. DePrisco will be returning to The Art Institute of Philadelphia after starting his career with the Art Institutes in Philadelphia as director of student housing in 1996. He was promoted to director of student services in 1998 and moved to parent company EDMC in 2000 as director of student housing operations & coordinator of facility projects. In 2001, he was promoted to vice president of student affairs with EDMC, overseeing student affairs for over 70 campuses across North America. In 2006, he accepted the president position at The Art Institute of York – Pennsylvania. In 2008, Mr. DePrisco accepted the president position at The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham where he was instrumental in growing the campus to 625 students in two years.

A native of south Philadelphia and a graduate of St John Neumann High School, Mr. DePrisco has deep ties to the region. He earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a Master of Science degree in counseling and higher education administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where he began his career as a resident director of student housing.

“I am very pleased to be returning to my native city and to be part of the exciting evolution of The Art Institute of Philadelphia,” he said. “The passion of the students, faculty and staff are exhilarating. I look forward to collaborating with them and supporting their efforts as the institution advances through the rigorous Middle States accreditation process.”

About The Art Institute of Philadelphia
The Art Institute of Philadelphia offers bachelor’s degree programs in Audio Production, Culinary Management, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Industrial Design Technology, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Photography, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, Web Design & Interactive Media; associate’s degree programs in Culinary Arts, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Interactive Media Design, Interior Design, Photography and Visual Merchandising and diploma programs in Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry.

The Art Institute of Philadelphia (http://www.artinstitutes.edu) one of The Art Institutes with over 40 educational institutions located throughout North America, provides an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

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