Alumni Council Welcomes New Leadership

New Alumni Council Chair Adam Dotson MFA '07 (Museum Exhibition and Planning)

August 15, 2011

The Alumni Council has wrapped up another productive and exciting year and is excited to welcome its new leadership. As of July 1, 2011, Adam Dotson MFA '07 (Museum Exhibition and Planning) is the new Alumni Council Chair.

Dotson, MBA/MFA, is an accomplished business strategist, designer and startup specialist. He has been working with Artists & Instigators (formerly SeventySix Capital), a branded venture innovation company founded by fashion designer Marc Ecko, since 2008. His role at the firm involves working with the Company, its startup portfolio companies and its partners to develop strategies for product launches, market expansion, digital engagement and branding/marketing. Dotson has also consulted on a variety of cutting-edge projects across the world. This includes working for a U.S. petroleum company looking to enter the Brazilian ethanol market, helping build a business case in support sustainability principles for the insurance industry with the United Nations Environment Programme-Finance Initiative and facilitating the rebrand of Humana’s Infusion Program.

Dotson has also completed a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in France and is proficient in three languages. In addition to his UArts degree, he earned a BA cum laude from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Fox School of Business at Temple University, where he graduated top in his class. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Philadelphia suburbs.

The University of the Arts would like to thank Lisa Oster BFA '99 (Dance Education) for her leadership over the past two years. Oster will continue to serve on the Alumni Council in the capacity of Past Chair. The Alumni Council also bids farewell to Sophia Bilynsky BFA '79 (Graphic Design), Marc Dicciani BM '75 (Percussion), Mark Donnolo BFA '85 (Graphic Design) and Bill Krebs BFA '66 (Interior Design) and thanks them for their service. The newest Alumni Council members are Janine Bryan-Cappello BFA '86 (Dance), Michele Kishita MFA '11 (Painting), Meg Mitchell BM '02 (Voice), MM '03 (Jazz), Jean Plough BFA '70 (Painting), Elliot Rhodeside BFA '66 (Industrial Design).

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