Elected: 2016
Discipline: History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts
Professor Tony Jones
The Nerman Family President, Kansas City Art Institute
Professor Anthony Jones has vast experience in arts administration and cultural policy. Previous roles include Director, Glasgow School of Art (1980-86); President, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and co-CEO of the corporation of the Art Institute (1996-2011); and Rector, The Royal College of Arts, London (1991-96). In 2014, Anthony joined the Kansas City Arts Institute as Interim President, becoming the 24th President of the institute in 2015. In 2003 he was awarded an CBE for services to the promotion of British art in the USA.