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About Michael W. Haga

Michael has served as Associate Dean of the School of the Arts since 2010 and has been at the College of Charleston since 1991. He was a member of the Department of Art and Architectural History’s adjunct faculty for twenty years and has served on multiple College committees, including the Staff Professional Development Program Committee, the Faculty Activity System Committee, the Institutional Assessment Committee, and several search committees. .

Michael Haga

Michael has written exhibition reviews for The New Art Examiner, Art Papers, Carolina Arts, and the Charleston City Paper. He has been a presenter at conferences of the Arts Schools Network, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD). He also has presented many lectures for organizations such as the Lowcountry Senior Center and the College of Charleston’s Center for Creative Retirement.

Michael has been involved with several arts organizations during his time at the College, including service on the boards of the Lowcountry Arts and Cultural Council, Print Studio South and the South Carolina Artisans Center. He also has served on Americans for the Arts’ Legislative Planning Committee (for National Arts Advocacy Day) and been a community representative on the Charleston County Magnet School of the Arts' School Governance Council. Michael also was President of the Advisory Board of Fine Craft Shows Charleston, LLC.

At the end of the 2017 – 2018 fiscal year, Michael will conclude twenty-one years of service as a member of the South Carolina Arts Alliance’s Board of Directors (he also is a past-president of that organization). He is a member of ICFAD’s Board of Directors, has chaired that group’s Advocacy Taskforce, and now serves on ICFAD’s Cultivation and Stewardship Committee. In the summer of 2017 Michael became a member of the South Carolina Arts Foundation’s Board of Directors. In the spring 2017 semester, the College named Michael a recipient of the ExCEL Administrator of the Year Award.

Michael served as a slide juror for the Piccolo Spoleto Craft Exhibition for several years, and he has judged numerous exhibitions in the Southeastern United States. He also has been a grant panelist for organizations such as the South Carolina Arts Commission, the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, and the Oregon Arts Commission.