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Otis Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education Article

Art Schools Work to Erase Image of Graduates as ‘Starving Artists’

By Scott Carlson

Baltimore

Not all parents would display the restraint Russell Benamy did when his daughter Erica declared her intention to go to art school. Sure, he was dismayed: "$200,000 to play with crayons?" the management consultant, who was a chemical-engineering major, recalls thinking. "You’ve got to be kidding me."

Sammy Hoi Announces Plans to Step Down

Thomas Miller, chair of Otis' board of trustees, announced that Samuel Hoi will step down as president of Otis College of Art and Design (Otis) in early summer. Hoi has accepted the position of president at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore and will assume his new position on July 1st. Miller also announced that current provost Dr. Kerry Walk has been appointed interim president and will assume her duties upon Hoi’s departure in May. Search plans for the college’s next president are already in progress.