Tom Manley, who has steered Oregon’s top art school for the past 12 years, is leaving for a new job in Ohio.

Raising $34 million to move PNCA to its new home at 511 N.W. Broadway was a capstone to Manley's 12 years at the college. He also added six graduate programs, and expanded the student body.

Raising $34 million to move PNCA to its new home at 511 N.W. Broadway was a capstone to Manley’s 12 years at the college. He also added six graduate programs, and expanded the student body.

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Antioch College, based in Yellow Springs, announced the hire Wednesday. Under Manley’s leadership, the Pacific Northwest College of Art turned around a cash flow problem that threatened its accreditation.

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.