Academy of Art University Director of Athletics Ben Jay. Photo by James Wood.
Welcome Academy of Art University students to the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester!
For new students, it’s the beginning of your journey at the Academy, and for continuing students, welcome back as you pursue your craft with passion and enthusiasm. You are all now and forever will be the Academy’s Urban Knights!
I am the new Director of Athletics at the Academy. I come to the Academy with 26 years of college athletics experience at Fairfield University, the Pacific-10 (now Pac-12) Conference, Ohio State University, and most recently, the University of Hawaii. I am very excited to come back to San Francisco to lead ART U Athletics.
The Academy is a very unique educational institution. Out of 1,281 institutions, we are the only art school in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). n II intercollegiate sport teams and 225 ART U student-athletes.