Parsons School of Design appoints new Dean

Parsons School of Design appoints new Dean

Dr Rachel Schreiber has been announced as the new Dean of Parsons School
of Design, the New York art and design college renowned for its fashion
program. Famous alumni include Alexander Wang, Anna Sui and Jason Wu.
Schreiber will be succeeding Joel Towers, who will step down on July 1
after a 10-year tenure. He will continue to serve at Parsons though, as
both professor and director of The New School Tishman Environment and
Design Center.

Schreiber is an American gender historian with more than 20 years of
experience in higher education and design. Her research explores histories
of gender, labor, activism an visual print and culture. Her most recent
role was Provost and Senior Vice President at the San Francisco Art
Institute (SFAI). Prior to that role she serves as Dean of Humanities and
Sciences at the California College of the Arts for five years and as
Graduate Program Chair at the Maryland Institute College of Art for eight

“Drawing on her deep experience in disciplines that are central to
Parsons and the University, Rachel brings a fresh and distinctive
perspective that will guide the ongoing success of Parsons”, said Tim
Marshall, Provost of The New School, in a statement.


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