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Admissions Department records
- 1930-2009 (Creation)
1.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
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The Admissions office is responsible for processing applications of prospective students, including their portfolios.
For a number of years Admissions was under Student Affairs (which also included Admissions, Career Development, Student Life, Financial Aid, and Enrollment Services). Beginning in November 2008, Admissions began to report directly to the President, and was no longer under Student Affairs.
The Directors of Admissions (according to this collection and school catalogs) are:
Olive M. Gardiner 1968[?]-1980
Rosa Maria Zaldivar Farrer October 1980-1986[?]
Steven C. Weir 1986-1993[?]
Gregory L. Price 1993-1995
Kit Baron, Vice President of Admissions 1986-October 2007
Elias Gonzalez, Interim Director of Admissions, October 2008
Kit Baron, Vice-President of Admissions and Enrollment Management, November 2008 - present
From 1986 to 1995, Kit Baron oversaw the directors (Steven Weir and Gregory Price). In 1995 the position of director was eliminated, and Kit began overseeing the department directly as Vice President of Admissions.
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This collection consists of files and printed materials created by the Admissions department from the 1930s through 2007. The bulk of the collection is statistic reports on incoming students.
The Administrative Files of Series 1 include form letters used by the department. In addition to Admission Statistics reports in Series 2, there are statistics on enrollment, grades and inquiries by prospective students. The restricted Portfolio Review Logs in Series 3 list all the prospective students by the date they brought their portfolios in to be reviewed, and whether or not they were accepted.
The Printed Materials in Series 4 are mainly handouts to prospective students, including brochures and “View”, which is geared toward high school students. Series 5 consists of general recruitment posters. The 2006 posters feature artwork by alumni Calef Brown (ILLU 1988) and Ann Elliot Cutting (PHOT 1987).
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Series 1: Administrative Files
Series 2: Reports
Series 3: Portfolio Review Logs
Series 4: Printed Materials
Series 5: Posters
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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.)
Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.
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