New KSA President Terry Tyler. photo-KSA


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The Board of Trustees of Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University announces the arrival of Terry Tyler as President of Kentucky School of Art (KSA).  Since KSA’s launch four years ago, the school has experienced rapid growth. To best serve the student population, current President Churchill Davenport sought to augment his experience in art and academics with those of a leader in business and finance. Davenport will remain with KSA at Spalding in the role of Chancellor. Davenport’s duties will be focused on student curriculum and staff development. Upon announcing the appointment of Tyler, Davenport stated,  “KSA found the ideal blend of skills and expertise with Terry, and I have found the perfect partner to work with me to fulfill KSA’s mission.”

Tyler is an entrepreneur with a background in business consulting and recently retired as a partner and market leader at Mercer, Inc., the global human capital consulting firm. He holds a law degree from Brandeis University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington and Lee University.  As an entrepreneur, Tyler successfully led the expansion of one Papa John’s store into an 18-unit franchise across three states.  “The chance to lead and grow Kentucky’s only dedicated art school is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I am very excited by the potential for Louisville and the Commonwealth.

Working with Churchill, we will build an innovative art and design school of national prominence that develops highly skilled job candidates of all backgrounds for employment throughout the state and region.”