New Hampshire Institute Of Art Names New President

Nov 24, 2014

Kent Deveraux
Credit New Hampshire Institute of Art

After about a year of searching, the New Hampshire Institute of Art has named a new President.

A music professor from Seattle will take over as president of the Institute. Kent Devereaux currently teaches at and chairs the Music Department at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

Devereaux praises the Institute’s undergraduate programs and a new Master of Fine Arts program and says they’ll attract more students.

“All of those elements are in place. I think what has been missing and I think where I can add something is really pulling that together into one cohesive vision for the institution.”

Devereaux says he’ll also push to attract more students at the national level.

NHIA has been without a president since Roger Williams retired last November. The school had been in merger talks with Southern New Hampshire University this summer, but it proved unpopular to many students and faculty.