Jacqueline Chanda, president
Jacqueline Chanda, Ph.D., is president of the Kansas City Art Institute. Prior to her appointment as president in 2011, she was the academic dean of the Institute for American Universities and director of the Aix Center in Aix-en-Provence in France. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of art-related topics and, as a researcher, has explored cognitive and pedagogical issues related to art history instruction in art education, cultural influences of African art and technology and learning. She has received numerous travel and research grants from the institutions on whose faculty she has served and from other entities, including the U.S. Department of Education, and her articles have been widely published. She is a member of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans, the National Art Education Association and the College Art Association, among other organizations.
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Bambi Burgard, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs
Bambi Burgard joined KCAI in 2000 as assistant dean for academic affairs and director of the academic resource center. In 2006, she became associate vice president for student achievement; from 2008 to 2010 she served the college as interim vice president for enrollment management; in 2010 she was promoted to vice president for enrollment management and student achievement; and in 2012, she was named vice president for academic affairs. Before coming to KCAI, she worked in the student counseling center at University of Missouri-Kansas City and in private practice. Burgard earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from University of Missouri-Kansas City and is a licensed psychologist in Missouri and Kansas.
Anne Canfield, vice president for communications
Anne Canfield joined KCAI in 2002 from the Kauffman Foundation, where she had been vice president for communications. Before that she spent nearly 16 years as a communications consultant with Fleishman-Hillard Inc., an international public relations consulting firm, where she was a senior vice president and partner. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Stanford University in California, studied on the graduate level at the University of Michigan and is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America. In 2011, she received the Arthur E. Lowell Award for excellence in organizational communications, the highest honor bestowed by the Kansas City chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.
Larry Dickerson, vice president and Chief Information Officer
Larry Dickerson joined KCAI in 2006 from William Jewell College, where he served as director of information services, spanning 27 years as an administrator, teacher, speaker and coach. He holds a bachelor’s degree from William Jewell in physics and philosophy and a master’s degree in divinity from Yale University.
Michael Gravitt, vice president for enrollment management and student achievement
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