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The AKC Museum of the Dog is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Thomas F. Schutte to their Board of Directors.

Schutte is President Emeritus at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. Since 1993, he has been credited with increasing Pratt’s enrollment, developing global programs, increasing degree offerings and number of faculty. His efforts have strengthened Pratt financially, while enhancing its standing as a leading college for art and design across multiple disciplines.  Prior to Pratt, Schutte was the President of the Rhode Island School of Design from 1983-1992.

Additionally, Schutte was instrumental in the founding of the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP) that has enabled and led the resurgence of the Myrtle Avenue corridor in Brooklyn. He also chaired the project for many years.

He is a member of several prestigious art and community organizations and was a founder and member of the Board of Trustees for Delaware College of Art and Design.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Schutte to the Museum’s Board,” said Jeffrey Ansell, Chairman of the AKC Museum of the Dog Board of Directors. “His love and dedication for art, culture, and

the world of dogs, coupled with his proven success as President of Pratt Institute and the Rhode Island School of Design, make him an excellent addition to the AKC Museum of the Dog Board.”

Dr. Schutte’s appointment is effective January 2020 for a two-year term.