Tom Manley, who has steered Oregon’s top art school for the past 12 years, is leaving for a new job in Ohio.
He also orchestrated the acquisition and renovation of a new campus, designed by star architect Brad Cloepfil.
Manley also restructured relationships with surrounding arts players. The school’s endowment now stands at $13 million.
A written statement from PNCA said Manley will begin his new job March 1.
A committee made up of members of PNCA’s board will handle school administration until the board appoints an interim president. An interim is expected to be named sometime after Jan. 1.