Pratt President Thomas F. Schutte Will Resign In 2017


Thomas F. Schutte.


Thomas F. Schutte, the president of Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute—a top school for art, design and architecture—announced today that he will step down following the 2016–17 academic year. Schutte has been at the helm of Pratt for 23 years, and will be named President Emeritus on July 1, 2017.

In a statement, Bruce Gitlin, the chairman of the school’s board of trustees, said, “The Schutte era will be remembered for a deep commitment to academic excellence, diversity, sustainability and fiscal stability, and greater impact within the borough of Brooklyn, across the nation, and around the world.”

The board will form a committee to search for Schutte’s successor.

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