The Board of Trustees of the New York School of Interior Design has
appointed David Sprouls as the college's seventh president. Mr.
Sprouls has been serving as Acting President since January 1, 2012.
"David Sprouls was our top choice for the presidency," said Dr.
Patricia M. Sovern, Chairman of the NYSID Board and Chairman and the
Presidential Search Committee. "He understands the issues
NYSID faces as an institution of higher education. He brings to
the position his experience and knowledge of the school and its
constituencies. His personal qualities of sincerity, compassion,
and transparency make him the perfect leader for the NYSID
In addition to serving as Acting President over the
past six months, Sprouls is a long-time employee of NYSID. He was the
Director of Admissions from 2000–2008 and Vice President for
Enrollment Management from 2008–2011. Prior to the 12 years he has
been at NYSID, David worked in admissions at Albright College and the
Fashion Institute of Technology.
In a statement, President
Sprouls said, "I am truly honored and excited by the opportunity to carry
forward NYSID's nearly century-old tradition of excellence in interior
design education with its deep roots in the history of design and
decorative arts. This vital profession, thoroughly embedded in the culture
and economy of New York City, is expanding and evolving. NYSID and its
students are uniquely poised to lead and innovate in both the residential
and commercial fields, including the emerging and important areas of
accessibility, sustainability, and healthcare design. I look forward
to an exciting future."
Sprouls comes to this role with degrees
in Art History and American Studies from Rutgers University and Restoration
of Decorative Arts from Fashion Institute of Technology.
Founded in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is New
York's only private, not-for-profit college devoted exclusively to interior
design education and related disciplines. NYSID's guiding principle is that
the interior environment is a fundamental element of human welfare and the
college is committed to actively improving the quality of life for all
segments of humanity. This ideal is put into practice by a dedicated
faculty of well-known designers, architects, art historians, and
authorities in the field who guide more than 800 full-and part-time
NYSID offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate
programs in the field of interior design. The college is an accredited
institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and
Design (NASAD); is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Middle States
Commission on Higher Education; and NYSID's BFA is accredited by the
Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
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