Professor re-elected to national arts group

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KALAMAZOO--Jim Hopfensperger, professor of art at Western Michigan University, has been elected to a second term as president of the National Council of Arts Administrators.

The council is the premier national forum for exchange on issues confronting visual arts, design and arts education administrators in higher education today. The group promotes communication among institutions while providing meaningful collaborative opportunities for arts administrators within academia and leaders in related arts organizations.

Recently, Hopfensperger also was selected for a two-year term as chair of the Professional Practices Committee of the College Art Association, an academic organization with more than 14,000 members advancing the highest standards of instruction, knowledge and practice of the visual arts among professionals at colleges and universities, museums, and cultural and nonprofit organizations.

Hopfensperger co-directs WMU's Sculpture Tour and previously has served as senior associate dean of the University's College of Fine Arts. Prior to coming to WMU, he chaired the Department of Art and Art History at Michigan State University and headed the Studio Art Program at Penn State University.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University, a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.