Sarah Perry Named Vice President of Advancement for Cornish College of the Arts

SEATTLE, WA, January 12, 2016 – Sarah Perry was named Vice President of Advancement for Cornish College of the Arts this summer.  “Sarah brings a rich history of working with local and national foundations such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, and Carpenter Foundation,” said Nancy J. Uscher, President of Cornish College of the Arts. “As Cornish moves forward in developing several new programs and expanding our current properties to serve our students and wider community, we’re delighted to have Sarah here.”

At Seattle University, Perry was the Senior Director of Development for University Initiatives & School of Theology and Ministry, bring the university significant support for student scholarships, special projects, and faculty scholarships. She also served as a key leader in a number of initiatives involving Seattle University alumni including Search for Meaning Book Festival and other outreach events. As Director of Stewardship, she worked on major initiatives on Faith & Family Homelessness, interfaith dialogue, ecumenical dialogue, student debt and economic literacy and management, and a host of scholarship and program fundraising for students in the U.S. and abroad.

More about Cornish College of the Arts

Begun in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA, offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Art, Dance, Design, Performance Production and Theater, a Bachelor of Music degree and an Artist Diploma in Early Music. Since its beginning, the College’s founder Nellie Cornish, and the many teaching artists who followed her, believed in education through exposure to all the arts. This approach continues to inform the College’s curriculum and community involvement today. The College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

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