Cranbrook Educational Community has named Sarah Turner the new dean of Cranbrook Academy of Art. In the newly created position, Turner will oversee academic programs and partnerships, as well as support the academy’s 10 studio departments. She will also continue to oversee enrollment services and the support departments.
Turner, a graduate of the school, joined the administrative team in 2008 as assistant director for academic affairs and four years later became the academy’s associate director. She also will serve as deputy director for the next academic year as Cranbrook seeks a replacement for current director Reed Kroloff, who leaves the position in spring 2014.
Turner received a master of fine arts degree in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook in 2005 and was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to the Netherlands to conduct research in the field of Dutch contemporary jewelry and applied art. In association with the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, she also produced the exhibition Long Strides in Tiny Shoes.