Advisory Board
Art and Design Professional Advisory Board

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Row 1: Sarah Amundsen, Jill Borofka, Tamara Brantmeier

Row 2: Rich Walters, Jeremy Wilker, Kevin Pontuti, Rochelle Maresh, Fred Sklenar, Chris Grun

Row 3: Josh Bindewald, Amanda Avery, Zixu Tian (MFA)

Row 4: David Molanphy, Scott Gaff

Row 5: Guest, Amelia Kennedy, Stefan Hartung, Julie Peterson, Dave Beck

Row 6: Noah Norton, Amy Fichter, Zach Koss (MFA), Ned Wright, Matt Theis

The School of Art and Design has enjoyed a long history of collaboration with highly successful artists, designers, companies and practicing professionals, several of whom are Stout graduates. The Professional Advisory Board serves the B.F.A. and M.F.A. programs.

Each semester, professionals travel from coast to coast to spend a day with faculty and students. Representing all of our majors board members provide valuable industry insight, dialog and direction to guide our programming and keep us on the leading edge of art and design education.

Functions and Concepts

The Professional Advisory Board typically meets to discuss topics including curriculum, cooperative education/internships, industry trends/developments/innovations, new program development and other important initiatives. The board provides insight, perspective, advice and support. Students are given the opportunity to meet with these professionals and alumni for reviews of their work, and one-on-one feedback about their progress – this is often the highlight of the day for our board members.