News & Views: New School

Paul Sacaridiz, who served as the Executive Director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, has been appointed Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. An accomplished sculptor and ceramicist, Sacaridiz’s career includes 25 years experience in art making, teaching, administration, and higher education and nonprofit leadership. In more than six years at Haystack, Sacaridiz grew the school’s endowment and annual fund, and added 50 new fellowships. Sacaridiz’s tenure at Cranbrook begins this May. He takes over for COO Rod Spearin, who served as Interim Director of the Academy since Susan R. Ewing retired from the position in July 2021.

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