Leadership and governance

Our trustees and academic chairs

Southwest University of Visual Arts strives to be an exemplary force in Postsecondary Education by employing professionals with the training and experience that prepares students to meet the competitive challenges of an evolving global environment. Each department is directed by a full-time professional with the background to ensure the education focuses on the intellectual, technical, professional and critical thinking skills necessary to sustain life-long learning and career success.

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  • Leadership team

    Dr. Richard Boorom

    President & CEO

    • PhD Organizational Theory, Regent University
    • MSc Marketing, University of Colorado

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    Camden Hardy

    Chief Academic Officer

    • MFA Photography, University of Arizona
    • BA Media and Theatre Arts (Photography Option), Montana State University
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    Andres Moreno

    Academic Chair

    • BSc, University of Phoenix
    • AA, Advertising Art and Computer Graphic Design, Southwest University of Visual Arts
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    Carly Zufelt

    Dean of Students

    • MFA, Studio Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    • BFA, Photography, Southwest University of Visual Arts
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    Lisa Larrabee

    Academic Chair

    • Master of Education, Northern Arizona University
    • BFA, Kansas City Art Institute
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  • Board of Directors

    Dr. Richard Boorom

    President & CEO

    • PhD Organizational Theory, Regent University
    • MSc Marketing, University of Colorado

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    Stuart Gibson

    Board President

    • MFA, Studio Arts, University of Arizona
    • BFA, Studio Arts, University of Arizona
    • Associate Professor of Art, Eastern Arizona College

    Korina Gregg

    Board Member

    • AB, Business & Entrepreneurism, Parks School of Business
    • President/Owner, AIM Solutions - HR Executive Benefits

    Brenda Hanna

    Board Member

    • BSc Vocational Rehabilitation, University of Arizona
    • MSc Learning Disabilities, University of Arizona
    • Assistant Director of TUSD (retired)

    Eli Burke

    Board Member

    • BFA Studio Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    • MFA Studio Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    • PhD Art and Visual Culture Education,¬†University of Arizona
    • Education Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, Arizona

    Jason Yates

    Board Member

    • BFA, University of Michigan
    • MFA, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, California
    • Graduate Advisor at ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, California

    Alex Mastrangelo

    Board Member

    • BA Communications and Creative Writing, University of Arizona
    • Owner & Broker, Habitation Realty, Tucson, Arizona

    Alessandro Cavallaro

    Board Member

    • MSc Engineering, University of Arizona
    • PhD Engineering, Universit√† degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
    • R&D Optical Engineer

    Gary Johnston

    Board Member

    • BA German & History, Cornell College, Mt Vernon
    • MA Linguistics, University of Arizona
    • PhD Foundations of Education, University of Arizona
    • Tutoring Coordinator at CESL, University of Arizona (retired)

Our faculty

Our faculty are dedicated to educating our students to the next level