11.11.2009 The Art Institute No Comments

ART INSTITUTE NAMES NEW DEAN OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Jonathan DeAscentis as its new Dean of Academic Affairs at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire


(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.)  The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire has appointed Jonathan DeAscentis as its new Dean of Academic Affairs.

“We welcome Jon to our campus,” said President Emam El-Hout. “His experience in the creative fields of interactive media, communications and liberal studies will be an asset to our own highly creative students. With the success he’s had in bringing growth to two other schools within The Art Institutes system, we believe our campus, which has rapidly increased the number of students served in its first four years, will grow by even greater numbers under his innovative leadership.”

DeAscentis began his career with The Art Institutes more than nine years ago. He spent nearly seven years with The Art Institute of California – Orange County, where he served as Registrar, faculty member, and academic department director for Interactive Media Design and Liberal Studies. Among his many accomplishments at the Orange County campus, DeAscentis was instrumental in bringing online registration to The Art Institutes schools, as well as growing the Interactive Media Design department.

After completing his Master of Fine Arts degree, he transferred to The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles to move into an administrative role, where he helped develop the Registrar’s office and Academic Advising team before moving into the role of Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.


As Associate Dean, DeAscentis was responsible for managing the Registrar’s office and the library. In addition to taking on the role of Director of Institutional Effectiveness, DeAscentis helped create a successful registration campaign.

DeAscentis has a Bachelor’s degree in English, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership in addition to his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.


The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design, Fashion & Retail Management, and Media Arts & Animation. It offers Associate’s degree programs in Graphic Design, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Fashion Design. 

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers an Associate’s degree program in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree program in Culinary Management. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.

It’s not too late to start before the new year at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. Courses begin January 12 and classes are offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students.

For more information or a tour of The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire call (909) 915-2100 or go on line to artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of over 40 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

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