WSSU Art Professor Selected to Lead National Arts Organization: Associate Professor of Art, Scott Betz, Elected FATE President

Scott Betz

Scott Betz

April 20, 2011

Associate Professor of Art at Winston-Salem State University - Scott Betz - was elected to his third term as President of the national arts organization Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE).

On Friday, April 1, at the 2011 FATE Biennial Conference, the membership held a business meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.  Scott Betz was unanimously elected by the FATE membership to serve a third term on the FATE Board of Officers as the President.  Through this significant board position, Mr. Betz will continue to lead FATE as the premiere arts organization devoted exclusively to excellent foundations instruction in art and design.

"The third successful candidacy of Scott Betz is indicative of Scott’s leadership effectiveness" said Jerry Johnson, Vice President for Communication. "Through the visionary leadership and smart team-building provided by Scott, this organization has grown, not only in size and influence, but also in scholarly depth. I strongly believe that Scott’s third and final term as FATE President will be a signal advancement for this organization for years to come and more importantly—foundations instruction of art and design will be positively impacted."

President Scott Betz will serve FATE through the upcoming biennial conference which will be held at Savannah College of Art and Design in the spring of 2013.

About FATE:

FATE is a national association dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the development and teaching of college-level foundation courses in both studio and art history. FATE members represent independent colleges of art and design, university art departments, and community colleges throughout the United States and is represented at most major education conferences to promote the goals of the organization. For more than 30 years, FATE has promoted excellence in arts foundations.


Jerry Johnson, Vice President for Communication, FATE

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