Paula Owen

Paula Owen - President

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Paula Owen began her tenure as President of Southwest School of Art in 1996.  Since then, the School’s size, scope, and influence have grown considerably and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program has been added.

Owen has served on national and regional boards and panels, including the Pew Artist Fellowships and the National Endowment for the Arts. She currently serves on the board of Centro San Antonio, on VisitSA's Cultural Task Force, and on the Public Art Committee.  Owen is a published writer and co-authored the book, Objects and Meaning: New Perspectives on Art and Craft, published by Scarecrow Press.  She has also been the curator of many exhibitions and written numerous exhibition catalogs.

Owen is also a practicing artist and holds an MFA in painting and printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She has shown her work in numerous group and solo shows throughout the nation.

Dr. Edward J. Dupuy, Dean

Edward J. Dupuy - Dean

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Edward J. Dupuy has worked in a variety of positions in higher education, most recently as Dean of Graduate Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design and before that as Provost and Academic Vice President at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT. He is the author of Autobiography in Walker Percy, published by LSU press. He earned a PhD and M.A. in English from LSU in Baton Rouge, and a B.A. from Saint Joseph Seminary College. He has published several articles and reviews on southern writers, religion and literature, and autobiographical approaches to fiction. He is a sometimes poet and golfer. He and his wife, Jan, are the parents of three college-aged children, and they are happy to be living in San Antonio.

Cathi Cohen - Controller
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Ed Conroy - Director of Development
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Chad Dawkins - Director of  Exhibitions
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Barbara Hill - Director of Community Programs
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Patricia Morales - Director of Young Artist Programs 
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Teresa Rodriguez - Director of Information Systems
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Stephen J. Strapple - Director of Operations
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Mark Williams - Director of Communications
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