David Sprouls As NYSID’s New President
by Meghan Edwards | Thursday, July 26, 2012
A 96-year-old institution, the New York School of Interior Design has appointed David Sprouls as the college’s seventh president. Before his formal appointment, Sprouls served as acting president for the past six months and was the director of admissions from 2000 to 2008, followed by a tenure as vice president for enrollment management from 2008 to 2011. Prior to the 12 years Sprouls has been at NYSID, he worked in admissions at Albright College and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has degrees in Art History and American Studies from Rutgers University and Restoration of Decorative Arts from Fashion Institute of Technology.
“David Sprouls was our top choice for the presidency,” said Dr. Patricia Sovern, chairman of the NYSID Board of Trustees and chairman of the Presidential Search Committee. “He understands the issues NYSID faces as an institution of higher education…”
In a statement, Sprouls said, “I am truly honored and excited by the opportunity to carry forward NYSID’s nearly century-old tradition of excellence in interior design education with its deep roots in the history of design and decorative arts. This vital profession, thoroughly embedded in the culture and economy of New York City, is expanding and evolving. NYSID and its students are uniquely poised to lead and innovate in both the residential and commercial fields, including the emerging and important areas of accessibility, sustainability, and healthcare design. I look forward to an exciting future.”