Ringling College of Art and Design Announces New Board Trustees and Officers

Ringling College of Art and Design today announced new officers and members of the college Board of Trustees.

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Ms. Isabel Norton, Chair of the Ringling College of Art and Design Board of Trustees

Ms. Isabel Norton, Chair of the Ringling College of Art and Design Board of Trustees

"We have been entrusted with a great creative legacy at Ringling College and we take it very seriously," said incoming chair Ms. Isabel Norton.

(PRWEB) July 20, 2011

Ringling College of Art and Design today announced new officers and members of the college Board of Trustees.

“I am honored to work with such an esteemed group of board members and am delighted that Ringling College has the benefit of their experience as we continue our advance as a worldwide leader in arts higher education,” said Dr. Larry R. Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design. “Ringling students consistently receive top honors for their work, as evidenced by the recent Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and American Advertising Federation awards won by our students, and in a similar vein, I feel we are blessed with an award-winning board to guide Ringling into the future.”

Officers for the Ringling College of Art and Design Board of Trustees are:

Ms. Isabel Norton, Chair
Mr. Charles R. Smith, Vice Chair
Ms. Wendy Surkis, Secretary
Dr. Alfred Goldstein, Treasurer
Mr. Robert A. Kimbrough, Asst. Secretary
Mr. William T. Kirtley, Asst. Secretary
Dr. Larry R. Thompson, President

New members of the Ringling College Board of Trustees include:

Dr. Richard Basch
Mr. Louis Cabot
Ms. Stacey Corley, ex-officio, President Ringling College Library Association
Mr. James Ericson
Mr. William Isaac
Ms. Jean Martin
Mr. Brandon Oldenburg, alumnus
Mr. Ronald Rice
Mr. Robert Stuffings
Sarah Watts, '08 Illustration, alumna

The full Board of Trustees roster can be found at http://www.ringling.edu/Trustees.59.0.html

“It is a great privilege to work with such an exceptional group of trustees and to have their confidence as we make the decisions that will design and guide Ringling’s future. We have been entrusted with a great creative legacy and we take it very seriously,” said incoming chair Ms. Isabel Norton.

Chair Ms. Isabel Norton has lived, worked and shared her passion, energy and talents for over 30 years in making Sarasota County and the state of Florida a better place for all residents. Isabel served on the initial Steering Committee and Board of SCOPE and co-chaired the Aging: The Possibilities initiative. In addition to chairing the board of trustees for Ringling College she also is Committee chair for the College’s Library capital campaign. Isabel has been a member of the Board of Prevent Blindness, Florida for over 12 years and received their Chairman’s Award for Leadership in 2006. Isabel is a 1993 graduate of Leadership FLORIDA, past Board member of Suncoast Workforce Board and has provided leadership to the Girl Scout Council of Gulfcoast Florida for nearly 20 years.

About Ringling College of Art and Design
Ringling College of Art and Design is a private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering the degrees in 14 disciplines: Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Fine Arts, Game Art & Design, Graphic & Interactive Communication, Illustration, Interior Design, Motion Design, Painting, Photography & Digital Imaging, Printmaking and Sculpture (BFA degrees) and in the Business of Art & Design (BA degree). Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the picturesque 48-acre campus now includes more than 100 buildings, and enrolls 1,368 students from 46 states and 44 countries. It is recognized as being among the best and most innovative visual arts colleges in the United States as well as a leader in the use of technology in the arts. http://www.Ringling.edu

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