DCAD names Sandra K. James of DuPont to its Board of Trustees

WILMINGTON, Del. (Dec. 14, 2017) Sandra Kingsberry James of DuPont has been elected to the Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) Board of Trustees. She will serve a term through Jan. 30, 2020.

“Sandra brings 20 years of corporate experience to our board,” said trustee chairman Thomas J. Shopa. “We are delighted to have her expertise in reputation management and communications to support our strategic direction.”

James currently serves as Corporate Communications and Global Public Affairs Manager at DuPont, where she has had responsibility for corporate media relations through the historic $150 billion merger with Dow. Previously, James led global public affairs for one of the company’s businesses and its iconic brands, including Kevlar®, Nomex®, and Tyvek®. In that role, she was responsible for integrated marketing activities, media relations, issues and crisis communications, and thought leadership.

For six years, James was principal in her own public affairs consultancy. She served clients in both the corporate and non-profit arenas, drawing on nearly a decade of experience in leading global public affairs groups in the pharmaceutical industry.

James holds a bachelor of arts degree in marketing communications from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and also studied communications at Syracuse University. In addition to her role with DCAD, she has served as an advisory board member for the Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway. The Philadelphia native resides in Delaware with her husband and two children.

James joins DCAD at an exciting time as the College celebrates its 20th anniversary and anticipates naming its next president in early 2018. A committee of trustees, staff, and community members is working with a search firm to identify finalists for the position.

For more information, contact Susan Coulby, DCAD communications director, at 302-622-8000, ext. 106, or scoulby@dcad.edu.

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The Delaware College of Art and Design is Delaware’s first and only professional art and design institution as well as one of the only two-year art and design colleges in the United States. DCAD is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The College offers the associate of fine arts degree in six majors – animation, fine arts, graphic design, illustration, interior design, and photography – and prepares students to transfer as third-year students into bachelor of fine arts degree programs. The Delaware College of Art and Design is located at 600 N. Market St. and has served as an anchor institution in the revitalization of downtown Wilmington, Del., for more than 20 years. For further details, visit www.dcad.edu.

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