Paul Coffey

Paul Coffey has held the position of Vice Provost & Dean of Community Engagement at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 2010. Paul currently leads the Office of Engagement, where he and his team are responsible for external partnerships nationally and internationally, including sponsored research course partnerships with CB2 and Samsung. Recent civic engagement projects include building the College Arts Access Program and SAIC’s initiative at Homan Square in North Lawndale.

Previous roles at SAIC include Associate Dean of Academic Administration; Executive Director, Undergraduate and Graduate Divisions; Executive Director, Undergraduate Division; and Associate Director of Admissions. He also taught studio classes at SAIC from 1992 to 1998.