R. James WoolseyDr. Frank L. Ellsworth

Interim President, Art Center College of Design

Dr. Frank L. Ellsworth joined Art Center College of Design as Interim President on October 9, 2008. In an academic career spanning over 40 years, Dr. Ellsworth brings a broad range of experience in higher education, the arts, fundraising, nonprofit management and governance. He has served as president of Pitzer College, as the youngest president in the history of the Claremont Colleges; president of the Independent Colleges of Southern California; and most recently, president of The Japan Society in New York City. During this period of leadership transition at Art Center, Dr. Ellsworth’s priorities include focusing on student enrollment, increasing fundraising, providing broader scholarship assistance, and promoting faculty excellence.