Arts Business Education Consortium Honors Taffy Mulliken
Martin Conrad, April 26, 2012
CHTS Dean Taffy Mulliken was honored at the 33rd Annual Arts Business and Education Consortium Luncheon on Wednesday, April 18.
Mulliken was named Distinguished Administrator, recognizing not only her efforts in management, but her 32 years (and counting) of service as an educator and advocate for the arts.
As chair of the PPCC Art Department, Mulliken was tireless in her efforts to expand the program’s offerings and enrollment (resulting in a 70% increase) and to ensure the most talented and capable collection of instructors in both studio and academic classes.
Her students have succeeded in winning scholarships to such prestigious institutions as the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Pratt Institute, the Art and Design Center of Pasadena, and others.
As dean of CHTS, her boundless energy, enthusiasm, and faith have continued to benefit both the division and the college; she has been deeply involved in the Facilities Master Plan, helping to expand the Multimedia Graphics and Design, Interior Design, and Architecture programs, as well as helping to resurrect the PPCC Theater Program and the renovation of the theater space at the Centennial Campus.
A talented and highly skilled painter herself, Mulliken has always enthusiastically shared her passion and love of the arts, working to involve adult learners, veterans, seniors and the hospitalized in the arts.
Congratulations on a recognition well-deserved, Taffy!