Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Tue 11 Oct - Sun 16 Oct, 2016

no photo available Samuel Hoi (Faculty)

Maryland Institute College of Art

President, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Samuel Hoi is the president of Maryland Institute College of Art, the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the United States. He is an experienced and innovative higher education leader, as well as an advocate for art and design education and creative professionals as drivers in social, economic, and cultural advancement. Prior to arriving at MICA, Mr. Hoi was president of Otis College of Art and Design, where he launched the annual Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region, which was expanded state-wide in California. Prior to joining Otis, he was director of the Paris campus of Parsons School of Design and dean of the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. Mr. Hoi is the immediate past chair of United States Artists (USA), and a member of the National Advisory Board of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Survey Project (SNAAP) and the boards of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) and National Arts Strategies (NAS). He has also served on the boards of many other organizations, including the James Irvine Foundation, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the Arena Stage, and Leadership Washington. Mr. Hoi holds a membership (retired status) in the New York Bar, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, a B.A. from Columbia College, and an A.A.S. in illustration from Parsons. He holds honorary doctorate degree from the Corcoran and Otis, and was decorated in 2006 by the French government as an Officer of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques.