Dennison W. Griffith, the third president of Columbus College of Art & Design, was appointed the position in May 1998. During his presidency he has overseen the doubling of the size of the campus and the erection of the College’s iconic ten-story-high ART sculpture as well as growth in CCAD’s academic, community outreach and exhibition programs.
For the decade prior to his appointment to CCAD, he worked at the Columbus Museum of Art in several capacities including deputy director.
He currently serves on the boards of The Columbus Partnership, Experience Columbus, and the National Association of Schools of Art & Design, the leading accreditation agency for the art and design field in this country.
Alongside his administrative career Griffith has maintained a vigorous commitment to his work as an artist.
He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from The Ohio State University (1994) and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University (1974).