The Board of Governors of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation announced an interim leadership plan until a new president is selected. The governors will continue to use two senior administrators to manage the campus and programs.

Steve Fraider becomes the interim executive director of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation and oversees fundraising, marketing, and the Krone Museum. In addition to these duties, Fraider will continue to lead the summer program. Fraider has been with the school more than 25 years.

Dr. Doug Ashcraft will be responsible for the daily operations of Idylwild Arts Academy in his expanded role as interim head of school. He remains dean of the arts for the Academy.

The governors designated Fraider and Ashcraft as co-equal partners with distinct responsibilities and both report to a President’s Council comprised of members of the Board of Governors.

Board Chair Faith Raiguel stated in a press release, “As we plan a search for our next president, I am so pleased that the programming and staffing at Idyllwild Arts are as robust as they have ever been. Doug and Steve have a spirit of collaboration that is born of long-term respect and association with the institution.”