What the College of Visual Arts has built and achieved since its founding many years ago is remarkable. Its programs are top-notch; its faculty are world-class; its students are the cream of the crop. Our community and creative economy have benefited greatly from the influx of talented graduates that have been drawn here because of CVA’s program and faculty. And as a member of that community, I have been both beneficiary of and proud witness to CVA’s contributions over many years. It is my sincere hope that CVA will remain a pillar of the Twin Cities creative community for many years to come.