The National Association of Schools of Art and Design voted to extend its accreditation of the University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts for 10 years, which is the maximum allowance. All 13 program requests were approved and the USF School of Creative Arts was commended for its outstanding programs and facilities, highly-qualified professional faculty and staff and the high level of student work.
“I am thrilled with this news,” said Rick Cartwright, dean of the USF School of Creative Arts. “It is what we worked so hard to accomplish and we couldn’t ask for a better outcome. This couldn’t have been achieved without our amazing team at USF and in the School of Creative Arts.”
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region currently attend USF for its academic excellence.