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Herron School of Art and Design Appoints Nan Goggin Dean

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA—Herron School of Art has named Nan Goggin dean, effective July 1, 2018. Goggin joins the Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis art and design school from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was director of the School of Art and Design overseeing the development, planning, and fundraising for the school’s studio, design, art history, and art education divisions. While at the University of Illinois, Goggin also served as interim head of the university’s landscape architecture program, the first degree-granting program of its kind in the United States. 

She is currently a visiting professor at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Goggin has also held commissioner for accreditation and board member positions for the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the National Council of Art Administrators, respectively.

“Nan Goggin brings an exceptional set of skills and experience to the Herron School of Art and Design,” IUPUI chancellor Nasser H. Paydar said. “Her energy, enthusiasm, and passion about the arts coupled, with her extensive leadership experience, will help her build on the strong foundation laid by dean Valerie Eickmeier, moving the school forward and creating new, innovative opportunities for student learning, research, and engagement with the community.”

“I am excited to be selected as the next dean of the Herron School of Art and Design” Goggin said. “My past roles have helped me create a broader perspective on the role of arts education, and I am proud to have been given the opportunity to work with the wonderful faculty and staff at Herron, known for its excellent undergraduate education. My goal will be to uphold that reputation while strengthening Herron’s stature in scholarship and research nationally.”

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June 5, 2018