Illinois State University CFA Naming Ceremony

Presented on: September 12th at 3:00 PM CDT



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Illinois State University faculty, staff, students, and community members gathered on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 3 p.m. at the Center for the Performing Arts for a landmark announcement: Artist and alumna Wonsook Kim ’75, M.A. ’76, M.F.A. ’78, honorary doctorate of arts ’19, and her husband, Thomas Clement, have made a $12 million gift to Illinois State in support of the College of Fine Arts and the School of Art. In recognition of the couple’s remarkable generosity, Illinois State University President Larry H. Dietz announced the College of Fine Arts and the School of Art will forever be known as the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts and the Wonsook Kim School of Art.