Today, July 20, Faith Raiguel, Chair of the board of Governors, announced that "Brian D. Cohen is no longer President of Idyllwild Arts."
"On behalf of the entire Idyllwild Arts Academy we wish Brian well as he continues his work as an accomplished artist and as an arts educator," Raiguel wrote in a press release.
A committee will be formed and begin the search for a new president.
Until that is accomplished, Vice President Steve Fraider will continue to manage the summer program. Dr. Doug Ashcraft, Dean of Arts, who begins his sixteenth year at the Academy, will head the Academy until an interim president is appointed.