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Lorne Buchman

President, ArtCenter College of Design

THE LATEST: In April, the ArtCenter board of trustees renewed Buchman’s contract through 2023, citing his visionary leadership and praising his work on the Pasadena school’s capital campaign. The college has raised millions of dollars from supporters such as the Milken Family Foundation and Lynda.com owners Bruce Heavin and Lynda Weinman. Buchman is currently working on Create Change 2.0, ArtCenter’s strategic five-year plan.

BACKGROUND: Buchman joined ArtCenter in 2009. During his tenure, the college has increased its endowment and its footprint, expanding its South Campus and opening the Hyundai and Kia Innovation Lab for transportation design education. Under a recently approved master plan, the university is adding new academic facilities and student housing. Buchman came to ArtCenter from Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center in Oakland where he was president.

WORTH NOTING: A trained theater director and scholar, Buchman wrote “Still in Movement: Shakespeare on Screen.”

YEARS ON THE LA500: 2

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