The Cleveland Institute of Art
Education: Master’s degree, Columbia University; bachelor’s degree, Holy Cross
Toughest Challenge: Successfully teaching in-person classes in art and design safely during the COVID-19 pandemic
Favorite Quote: “The graveyards are full of the indispensable people.”
How I Motivate Others: I praise in public and criticize in private.
Best Advice: Don’t let your liabilities undermine your assets.
Proudest Moment: Opening CIA’s new campus in Uptown in 2015
What Keeps Me Up at Night: The failure of consultation and compromise to get things accomplished in our society right now
Important Lesson Learned: It is astounding what you can accomplish if you don’t need to get all of the credit.
Fun Fact: Hunter S. Thompson took a shot at me in Woody Creek, Colorado, because my presence on my porch was bothering his dog. He missed.