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LCAD announces new president

The Laguna College of Art & Design announced Tuesday that Jonathan Burke will replace Dennis Power as president upon his retirement June 1.

Burke started at LCAD in 1980 and is the vice president of academic affairs and the dean of fine arts. He holds an MFA from Boston University.

After Power announced his retirement in the fall, the school picked Burke from a pool of 50 applicants.

“I am excited about becoming LCAD’s next president,” Burke said in a statement. “As an artist and educator, I deeply care about the college and the cultural significance of educating the next generation of artists and designers. As an academic leader, I bring an understanding of LCAD’s unique culture with its focus on students, academic rigor and strong community participation.”


— Joanna Clay