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School of the Art Institute of Chicago Appoints New Board Chair

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has named Anita Sinha as its new board chair, the first woman to hold the position. Sinha has been a member of the school’s board of governors since 2013 and will begin her tenure as board chair on November 14. She succeeds Cary McMillan, chief executive officer of the business advisory firm True Partners Consulting, who held the post for nine years. Sinha and her husband, Prabhakant Sinha, a trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago, have been long-time supporters of both institutions, including as student affairs leaders during the school’s 150th anniversary year, Lynne Marek reports for Crain’s Chicago.

Sinha’s tenure begins during SAIC’s first capital campaign, “Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for SAIC,” which seeks to raise $50 million for faculty resources, scholarships for the school’s graduate and undergraduate divisions, and programs for Chicago public high school students. Among Sinha’s primary initiatives is expanding scholarship opportunities for international students. At SAIC’s leadership, Sinha joins president Elissa Tenny, who was appointed last September and the first woman to serve in that role.

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September 20, 2017