Merrill Sherman en RISD replaces board chair <p>The Rhode Island School of Design has a new leader for its governing board. The art school has elected Michael Spalter, a businessman with a vast personal collection of digital art, to chair its&nbsp;board of trustees.</p><p>Spalter replaces outgoing RISD Board Chair Merrill Sherman, who will stay on as a member of the board for three years. Sherman led the search for the school’s current president, John Maeda, who has proved unpopular with many faculty.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 18:45:00 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 8415 at