Maintaining the Educational Purpose and Mission of the SFUAD Campus
The Santa Fe University of Art and Design Board of Directors, along with the university’s ownership, conducted a review and consideration of
viable options for the future of SFUAD, with input from students, faculty, community and state leaders, and others. In April of 2017, the Board determined
that due to significant ongoing financial challenges, similar to those faced by many small institutions both in the state of New Mexico and nationally,
the university would no longer operate after the end of the 2017-2018 academic year.
As always, the steadfast commitment to students’ academic success remained the top priority. As such, the university engaged in a thoughtful, phased teach-out
and transfer process leading up to the graduation of students who were eligible to complete their degrees by May 2018.