Merrill Sherman http://ripr.org en RISD replaces board chair http://ripr.org/post/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 ar, 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><p>Spalter is married to the artist Anne Spalter, who has a studio in Pawtucket. She’s a graduate of both RISD and Brown University.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 18:45:00 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 8415 at http://ripr.org