Celebrate 50 Years
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Director of the Community Arts Academy (CAA) and Assistant to the Dean for Community Engagement.
Melinda Haines
Director of Community Arts Academy

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 East Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

Office: Visual Arts Building, 102E
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Phone: 260-481-6059
Fax: 260-481-6707
Email: hainesmd@ipfw.edu

Melinda Haines took the helm as the director of the Community Arts Academy (CAA) in January 2012. “I’m excited to continue the fine programming for which the CAA is known, but also increase the scope of the classes over time as well as increase the number of students participating,” explained Haines, "I encourage anyone with class ideas or suggestions to contact me."

Haines holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Kenyon College and has had an extensive career working in community relations, graphic design and marketing. She has served as a freelance designer for the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, Fort Wayne Ballet, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WFWA/PBS39, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Three Rivers Festival.

Read more about Melinda and the CAA in this Fort Wayne News-Sentinel article by Deb Todd.

Resources

VPA Offices

University Police

  • Non-emergency:
    260-481-6827
  • Emergency Only:
    260-481-6911
  • Web site

IPFW also offers a Whistleblower hotline (or 866-818-2620) where any potential criminal activity can be reported anonymously.