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Portland Monthly names PNCA President Tom Manley One of “Most Influential Portlanders”


A former professor turned the Pacific Northwest College of Art into a creative-class crown jewel.

Tom Manley, PNCA. Photo by Andy Batt, via Portland Monthly

PNCA President Tom Manley One of “Most Influential Portlanders”

In Portland Monthly’s first issue of 2012, in which they profile the city’s most influential movers and shakers, PNCA is called a “creative-class crown jewel.”

The cover of the January issue of Portland Monthly reads “The 50 Most Influential Portlanders,” and on page 64 there’s a great photo of PNCA President Tom Manley, who’s credited with turning the College into “a creative-class crown jewel.” The piece goes on to note the College’s student body doubling in size, the launch of five graduate programs, the acquisition of the main campus building, and the impending acquisition of 511 NW Broadway. “With a 511 rehab slated for 2014, Manley hopes not only to create a dynamic hub of studios, libraries, labs, and commons, but to define a new ‘creative corridor,’ bridging the Pearl District with Old Town.”

Read the full profile and about the rest of “The 50 Most Influential Portlanders” on the Portland Monthly website.

— Posted on 12/16 at 01:04 PM

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