Chris Kevorkian will serve as interim president while the college’s board of trustees searches for a permanent one. The former president announced her departure in December.

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Former University of California, Berkeley, administrator and media professional Chris Kevorkian has been named interim President of Cornish College of the Arts, the downtown Seattle arts college said.

In an online announcement, the board of trustees said they selected Kevorkian so the process for selecting a permanent leader moves forward at a “considered pace.” The former president, Nancy Uscher, announced her departure in December.

“The Trustees want to make their decision on the next president very carefully,” the statement says.

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Kevorkian led the School of Public Health at Berkeley and served as chief marketing and digital officer at the Association of Magazine Media. He’s a University of California graduate with a degree in environmental planning and management.

He and his wife have a daughter, who graduated from Santa Clara University, and a son who graduated from the University of Michigan, the statement says.