Jo Ann Wilson of Peachtree City has been named president of The Art Institute of Atlanta, it was announced by John Mazzoni, president, and John Kraft, chairman of the board of trustees. President Wilson joined The Art Institute of Atlanta on March 8, 2010.
Ms. Wilson began her career in higher education in 1985 and she has held a variety of progressive executive leadership roles.
Before coming to The Art Institutes of Atlanta, she was president of Education Corporation of America’s main campus, Virginia College, in Birmingham, Ala. Ms. Wilson served as CEO-president of Bauder College and president of the Atlanta Campuses for American InterContinental University. She was also the Senior Vice President of Interactive College of Technology for more than 16 years, also located in the Atlanta area.
She graduated from Colorado Technical University with an executive MBA and completed her bachelor of science in management and information technology from Kaplan University. She also holds an associate degree in computer programming from Interactive College of Technology.
“As a native of Atlanta, I am excited to be the president of the prestigious Art Institute of Atlanta and look forward to helping students pursue their educational goals and progress into their chosen careers,” Wilson said. Wilson lives in Peachtree City.
The Art Institute of Atlanta (Atlanta campus) is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The institute is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of more than 45 educational institutions throughout North America, providing a source of design, media arts, fashion, and culinary arts professionals.