Board of Visitors

The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts' Board of Visitors was established in 2000. Members serve as ambassadors and advocates, provide fundraising support and act as liaisons to the community for the college. CFPCA's board is particularly instrumental in helping the college to achieve its many fundraising goals.

CFPCA's Board of Visitors was established in 2000 and is comprised of alumni, corporate and civic leaders, and community ambassadors. Board service includes the following responsibilities: recruit talented new students, facilitate mentorship, internship and other career readiness resources for current students, provide philanthropic support and advocacy for college priorities and strategically enhance the visibility of CFPCA in the Detroit community and beyond.

You can join our Board of Visitors and college leaders at a number events over each academic year.

Board of Visitors

  • Lynne Avadenka

    Lynne Avadenka

    Director, Signal-Return

  • Sharon Banks

    Sharon Banks

    President and CEO Bankable Marketing Strategies

  • David T. Brooks

    David T. Brooks

    Chief Strategy Officer Patient Education Genius

  • Arthur Bryant

    Arthur Bryant

    Retired, Ford Motor Company

  • Jocelyn Coley

    Jocelyn Coley

    Senior Communications Executive

  • Ray Day

    Ray Day

    Vice Chair of Marketing and Communications The Stagwell Group

  • Ann Delisi

    Ann Delisi

    Host of Ann Delisi’s Essential Music WDET-FM 101.9

  • Daniel Kanter

    Daniel Kanter

    Wealth Counseling Specialist Kanter & Associates

  • Bud Liebler

    Bud Liebler

    President, The Liebler Group Owner, The Whitney

  • Christina Lovio-George

    President and CEO Lovio-George Communications and Design

  • David Lubin

    David Lubin

    COO, M. Jacob and Sons and Sprayco

  • Sue Nine

    Sue Nine

    Community Volunteer Leader

  • George N’Namdi

    George N’Namdi

    N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

  • Robert Sestok

    Robert Sestok

    Director, City Sculpture

  • Paula Silver

    Paula Silver

    Vice President of Corporate Communications DTE Energy

  • Lisa Vallee-Smith

    Lisa Vallee-Smith

    Founder and CEO, Airfoil Public Relations

  • Peter VanDyke

    Peter Van Dyke

    CEO, VVK PR + Creative

  • Elliot Wilhelm

    Elliot Wilhelm

    Curator of Film, Detroit Institute of Arts

Emeriti

  • Carole Harris

    Carole Harris

    President, Harris Design Group

  • Maggie Allesee

    Maggie Allesee

    Philanthropist and Community Activist

  • Delf Dodge

    Delf Dodge

    Retired, General Motors Research and Development

  • Elizabeth DuMouchelle

    Retired, Butzel Long

  • Howard Hertz

    Howard Hertz

    Attorney, Hertz Schram PC

  • Barbara Kratchman

    Retired, ArtServe Michigan

  • Phoebe Mainster

    Phoebe Mainster

    Faculty, Department of English, WSU