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Greg Watts

posted by CAA — Dec 06, 2018

STATEMENT

I have been an active member of the College Art Association for more than twenty years and I truly respect and appreciate the forum the association provides for us to refine our collective wisdom through advocacy, engagement and vision.

As a member of the CAA Board of Directors I will endeavor to advance the inclusivity, breadth, and depth of our membership, and encourage greater reciprocity with our peer organizations. With such intent, I currently serve as a member of the Executive Committee and as the Chair of the Commission on Accreditation for the National Association of Art and Design (NASAD). Through this work, as well as past and present work with other organizations, I support active participation that I believe strengthens our prospects for a richly collaborative future. The creative economy, broader advocacy for the arts, greater student involvement, and emergent technologies as methods of building community are examples of areas that I believe are worthy of ongoing consideration for the future of the association – all of which must be on an increasingly global stage.

The heart of my own purpose, within the visual arts in higher education, is to always encourage professional success in concert with personal fulfillment. I believe that we must nurture creativity in both our students and our colleagues; engage in bold conversations about grand ideas; and compel purpose and establish identity through our shared endeavors.

As a member of the CAA Board of Directors I will offer you leadership derived from the breadth of my international experience in concert with an extensive academic background. As an artist, educator, and administrator functioning across complex organizations, I relish the opportunity to give back to our CAA community through my service to the board. I would appreciate your vote! Thank you.

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Filed under: Board of Directors, Governance