Cunningham takes place as new president at Art Institute of Charleston

Staff Report
Published Aug. 14, 2013

Todd Cunningham, former president of The Art Institute of Washington, has taken over as the new president of The Art Institute of Charleston.

Todd Cunningham

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Cunningham, the school’s third president, replaces Newton Myvett, who announced plans July 30 to step down after nine months in the position to become president at The Art Institute of Atlanta.

“I am excited to be at The Art Institute of Charleston, with its strong tradition and commitment to educational excellence and community involvement,” Cunningham said in a news release. “I look forward to working with our faculty and staff to serve our students in achieving their educational and community goals.”

Cunningham served for three years as the president at the Washington institute in Arlington, Va. He has more than 10 years of experience in higher education, including previous service as vice president and campus director of the Jersey City, N.J., campus of the University of Phoenix.

During his time with the University of Phoenix, he also provided leadership at campuses in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Tampa, Fla., and Savannah.

Cunningham has an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in information technology, both from the University of Phoenix.

The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, has facilities at 24 N. Market St. and 360 Concord St. It offers bachelor’s and associate degree programs, as well as certificate programs, in design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts.

The school also operates a restaurant, 24 North Market, where culinary students prepare and serve lunch every Thursday and Friday.

The Art Institute of Charleston is one of The Art Institutes, a system of more than 50 schools throughout North America.

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