This section provides details regarding the search for the next permanent president of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), including the Presidential Profile, the Presidential Search Committee, the search process, and the college in general.

Working alongside one of the country's premier executive search firms, Isaacson, Miller, a Presidential Search Committee comprising MCAD trustees, faculty, staff, and students will advise the MCAD Board of Trustees on the selection of the college’s next president. The committee is actively engaged in seeking input to identify the best candidates to lead the college and welcomes your comments and nominations through on-campus listening sessions, an online survey, and email.

Presidential Search Committee

Led by consultants Sheryl Ash, Ben Tobin, and Carrie Alexander of the national executive search firm of Isaacson, Miller, the search committee includes:


  • Leslie Berkshire
  • Susan Calmenson, Vice Chair, Search Committee
  • Uri Camarena
  • Greg Heinemann, Board Chair
  • David Hartwell, Life Trustee
  • David Moore, Jr., Chair, Search Committee and Vice Chair, Board of Trustees


  • Ed Charbonneau ’06, Adjunct Professor, Fine Arts
  • Katherine Turczan, Professor, Media Arts


  • Laura Link, Director, Financial Aid Office


  • Candice Davis ’18, Web and Multimedia Environments Major


  • Lindsay Nohl ’03, Adjunct Faculty, Design

Please submit nominations, inquiries, or feedback to Carrie Alexander.


Press Releases

Pages in this section will be updated regularly to keep the community informed of the committee's progress.