LOS ANGELES, CA (March 1, 2012)—SCI-Arc today announced the hiring of Sarah Sullivan as the school’s new Chief Advancement Officer.
“Great background. Great foreground. Great promise,” said SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss. “She'll finally put the development department where we want it.”
Sullivan has over 20 years of experience working in cultural organizations and institutions of higher education in Southern California, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Getty Museum, The Hammer Museum, Art Center College of Design and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). For over ten years, she has held positions of increasing responsibility in development, notably Director, Campus Development Initiative at Art Center and Executive Director of Development at CalArts.
She has broad experience in fundraising and working with boards, faculty and students to increase scholarship, capital, project and unrestricted support. While at CalArts, Sullivan played a key role in securing funding to complete The Wild Beast, a new music pavilion designed by Hodgetts + Fung.
Sullivan holds a master's degree in Medieval History from the University of California, Los Angeles and bachelor’s degrees in French and Art History from the University of Texas at Austin.
“It's an honor to have been selected as SCI-Arc's new Chief Advancement Officer at such an exciting moment,” Sullivan said. I greatly admire the institution's commitment to architectural experimentation and look forward to working with the talented SCI-Arc community.”