Curlee Holton has been made the David M. ’70 and Linda Roth Professor of Art . This prestigious chair of which Holton is the first recipient acknowledges his groundbreaking role as a professor and mentor to students at Lafayette. The founding and development of EPI by Holton has provided an opportunity for Lafayette’s students to work with some of the most distinguished artists in the world. It has brought the college’s students in direct contact with the creative process to a degree that matches any college or university in this country. In addition, Holton has worked closely with a number of students providing the key influence in their creative lives. The dedication for the Professor Holton’s Roth Chair reads, “The purpose of the fund is to enable Lafayette to invest in outstanding faculty who are exceptional teachers; who successfully mentor students by directing activities such as honors, independent study, and EXCEL Scholars projects; and who are recognized as leading scholars in their disciplines.”

– Robert S. Mattison, Art Department