Jeffrey D. Nesin

President, NASAD (Executive Committee and Board of Directors)
Elected October 2017, term ends October 2020

Jeffrey D. Nesin is Provost at the School for Visual Arts (SVA), a position that he has held since July 2010. In this capacity, his responsibilities include the direction of Academic Affairs—overseeing national and regional accreditation, institutional research, long-term strategic planning, new program development, instructional technology and institutional relations. He also collaborates with the College President in analyzing, developing and promoting national educational policy initiatives. Provost Nesin has served for two decades in leadership positions at SVA. He originally joined the College’s Humanities and Sciences faculty in 1974.

Provost Nesin served as President of the Memphis College of Art from 1991 through June 2010, when he was elected President Emeritus. He was a founder of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, and served on AICAD’s executive committee for over 10 years. He is a past Chairman of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association. He has testified before Congress three times on behalf of a national art education policy and as an advocate for the importance of the arts in civic life, and consults internationally, regularly in Qatar and also recently in China, France and the United Arab Emirates.

Provost Nesin served two terms as member of the NASAD Commission on Accreditation, and a term as Commission Chair and member of the Executive Committee.

Provost Nesin holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hobart College and Master of Arts degrees in American Studies and English Literature from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Posted November 2017