CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, has named Rosalie Shemmer as the School’s dean of Career and Professional Experience (CAPX). Shemmer will lead SAIC’s career office, where she will oversee career advising and institution-wide programming initiatives, internship programs, new employer relationship development and the School’s Fulbright application program, which has led SAIC to produce more Fulbright scholars than any other art and design college in the United States.
“The Career and Professional Experience office at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has been a critical first step for many of our students and alums who have made meaningful contributions to society through their work in fields as diverse as education, product design, advertising, technology and others,” said Felice Dublon, vice president and dean of student affairs. “Rosalie brings incredible depth of experience to lead this office, and she will play an integral role in preparing students and alums to build fulfilling and sustainable creative careers.”
Shemmer joins SAIC from Temple University, where she served as senior director of the school’s career center. In that role, she worked across Temple’s 17 schools and colleges, including the Tyler School of Art, to redefine and coordinate university career services at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Shemmer brings a wealth of experience, having held positions at Pace University, Columbia University and Manhattanville College.
Shemmer has a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling from Pace University.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alums and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, and LeRoy Neiman.