College of Visual and Performing Arts
Director of the Community Arts Academy (CAA) and Assistant to the Dean for Community Engagement.

Melinda Haines

Director, Community Arts Academy

IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts

2101 East Coliseum Blvd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

Office: Visual Arts Building, 102E

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Phone: 260-481-6059

Fax: 260-481-6707


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 for a variety of local non-profit organizations and commercial businesses.


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