Dr. Lorne M. Buchman began his tenure as the fifth President of ArtCenter College of Design in October 2009. Under his leadership, the College has made significant strides in areas of campus expansion, endowment growth and increased scholarships and financial aid for students. He is currently focused on plans for new academic facilities, on-campus student housing and the launching of ArtCenter’s capital campaign.
Prior to ArtCenter, Dr. Buchman served as President of Saybrook University in San Francisco. He also previously served as Provost and then President of California College of the Arts. A trained theatre director and scholar, he has held a number of faculty and administrative positions at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Buchman is the author of a book on filmic adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. In addition, he is active in community service, including membership on the boards of several art- and youth-related organizations. Dr. Buchman earned his PhD from Stanford University and received a B.A. from the University of Toronto.