Lorne Buchman

President, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California

Lorne Buchman became president of Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, California) in 2009. For over 80 years, Art Center has pursued its mission 'Learn to create. Influence change.', building a global reputation for its rigorous transdisciplinary curriculum, strong ties to industry and commitment to socially responsible design: 92% of graduates secure employment in their chosen field within one year. Dr. Buchman previously served as president of Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, San Francisco and of the California College of the Arts. A trained theatre director and scholar, he also founded Buchman Associates which identifies philanthropic and private investment sources to develop facilities for non-profit organizations: projects include the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, California, an international center dedicated to disability rights and universal access. He has served on the board of over a dozen organizations, including Haifa University, Youth Enrichment Strategies, San Francisco Art Institute, and the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival. Dr. Buchman earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University and received a B.A. from the University of Toronto.


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