The College of Architecture is pleased to announce Professor Jeffrey L. Day, AIA has been elected to the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Board of Directors for a three-year term as an at-large director starting July 1.
Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ACSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of over 200 member schools representing 5,000 architecture faculty members. Their mission is to lead architectural education and research. The board oversees the administrative and governing responsibilities of the association. As a board member, Day will serve as a liaison between the association and member schools, participate in committee work and advise the board on member issues and concerns. Currently the board comprises of five directors elected by the entire ACSA membership.
As an at-large director Day aims to improve architectural education and research by “Enhancing diversity and access, integrating design-research with teaching, building productive partnerships between the academy and practice, disseminating knowledge more widely and inclusively, demonstrating relevance and engaging global design communities are all critically important goals for the future of architectural education. At such a time of rapid change and increased uncertainty, I believe by working together as educators, and as community of students and professionals, we can enhance existing initiatives and develop new ways to address current issues facing design education as well as broader global challenges,” said Day.
“Our faculty members are extremely devoted to guiding the future direction of the professions not only by educating emerging professionals but also by being intrinsically involved in the direction of the field ensuring its continued positive trajectory,” said Dean Katherine Ankerson.