Summer scene at the beach, people under an umbrella

CVAD Comings and Goings: It's a Busy Summer

While we would all probably like to be at the beach this summer, some are packing to come, go or move offices! Congratulations, well wishes and gratitude fill our hearts as our CVAD community evolves. The following changes in CVAD are effective for the fall semester unless indicated with a different date. Be sure to check CVAD N&V for updates as they become available.


Pedram Baldari, assistant professor, sculpture
Chanjuan Chen, assistant professor, fashion design
Christopher Green, visiting assistant professor, art history
Neville McFerrin, assistant professor, art history

Changing Roles

Lauren Cross, assistant professor, interdisciplinary art and design studies
Christopher Moffett, adjunct faculty, art education
Alisa Otto, adjunct faculty, fashion design
Elizabeth Ranieri, adjunct faculty, art history


Lauren Lake, new position, July 4
Annette Lawrence, retirement, Aug. 31
Bruce Nacke, retirement, Aug. 31
O. Gustavo Plascencia, new position
Christopher Smith, new position, May 30



Note: Should you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability to fully participate in a CVAD event, please contact the CVAD Dean's Office,, 940-565-2855. Please make the request as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

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