Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, associate professor of studio art, is the first SVAD faculty member to be be elected for a four-year term on the College Art Association Board of Directors. As a member of the board, Raimundi-Ortiz will help set policy for all aspects of CAA’s activities. The nationally-renowned organization promotes the visual arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement and the diversity of practices and practitioners.
“You cannot expect students to copy what they’ve never seen,” says Raimundi-Ortiz. “It’s what drives me to affectionately describe my classes as “cultural spackle: I fill the cracks in students’ education”. I’m motivated as a first generation recently tenured Latinx professor to address diversity in both my courses and my creative research. I value modelling the excellence we wish students to become in the classroom by ensuring that students are studying a curriculum of contemporary art that is as vast as the student body.”
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