Jack Kraft, PhD, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and John Mazzoni, President of The Art Institutes, have announced that Janet S. Day, who has been president of The Art Institute of Atlanta since 1998, will retire effective February 28, 2010. In their letter to faculty and staff, they said, "President Day has been a strong leader, a trusted colleague, and a great steward of the institution. Her accomplishments have been many and she will be missed at The Art Institute of Atlanta and The Art Institutes."
President Day’s career has been dedicated to educating and serving students. For the past twelve years she has served as president of The Art Institute of Atlanta. During this time AiAtlanta has had many significant accomplishments. Some of those include:
In their letter to faculty and staff, Dr. Kraft and President Mazzoni continued, “After a long career as an educator, Janet Day has decided the time is right for her to retire as President. We are sad that she has decided to retire but at the same time we are happy for her as she enters a new phase of life. Please join us in thanking Janet for her service to the organization and wishing her much happiness and good health.”
The search for a new president is underway.
The Art Institute of Atlanta (www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta) is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The Art Institute of Atlanta, including its branch campuses — The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, The Art Institute of Charleston, The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville, The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, The Art Institute of Washington, and The Art Institute of Washington – Northern Virginia — is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of The Art Institute of Atlanta. The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of over 40 educational institutions throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion, and culinary arts professionals.