Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Santa Fe University of Art and Design – Board of Directors

The University’s Board of Directors share the responsibility of ensuring that the University serves the public interest, maintains the highest academic quality, operates with integrity, and remains financially strong. The Board works to ensure that Santa Fe University of Art and Design adheres to high standards for academic quality in the admission and retention of students, the integrity of its academic programs, and the assessment of student learning outcomes and student success. They also protect the integrity of the University by ensuring that it accurately and fairly describes its programs and degrees conferred, academic expectations, and financial requirements or attending the University. Finally, the Board promotes the viability of the University by ensuring the soundness of its financial status and personnel practices.

The University’s Board of Directors is made up of outstanding leaders in education, business, culture, and the arts, and includes both local and national representatives committed to the success and the University and its students.


Susan Fairbairn-Chairperson

Thomas Aageson

Penny Brown

Dr. Bonnie Copeland

Dr. William G. Durden

Darryn Melrose

Rick Patro

Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez

Debra Rubino

Vivian Sanchez

Bill Williams