President of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design to Retire After Twenty-Five Years

After twenty-five years as head of the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Mary Colleen Heil, announced that she will step down from her role as president in June 2018. “I’m proud of what we’ve all done here,” she told Lindsey Blest of LancasterOnline.

“She’s taken the school from a small certificate-granting institution to a nationally recognized bachelor of arts–granting college,” said Bob Brandt, the college’s board chairman. Located on the corner of North Prince and West Chestnut in downtown Lancaster since 1987, the college earned its accreditation and more than tripled its architectural footprint during Heil’s tenure. It also increased its enrollment by 22 percent over the past three years.