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Samuel Hoi was elected to the board in October 2010. Hoi is president of Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). He was previously the president of Otis College of Art and Design, where he shepherded new initiatives to foster creative professionals for social, economic and cultural advancement. In his former position as dean of the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C., Hoi created a visual arts program serving inner-city youth that received a National Multicultural Institute Award and a Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities. Hoi has served on panels for, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts, Ford Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Wallace Foundation, and California Community Foundation. He has served on many boards, including those of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the Arena Stage, and the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. From 2004 to 2009, Hoi chaired the board of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. He is immediate past chair of the board of United States Artists, a member of the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs, and a board member of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Survey Project. Hoi received his undergraduate degrees in French and psychology, as well as a law degree, from Columbia University. Subsequently, he entered Parsons School of Design and received a degree in illustration. He holds an honorary doctorate from Corcoran, and was decorated in 2006 by the French government as an Officer of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

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