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Frances Bronet

Frances Bronet

Board Position: Secretary

Organization: Pratt Institute

Title: President


Frances Bronet, Pratt Institute’s 12th president, is a distinguished educator and leader at the forefront of interdisciplinary learning. Before joining Pratt, she served as Senior Vice President and Provost at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago. Prior to her role at IIT, she served as Acting Provost at the University of Oregon; before that she was the dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts (now the College of Design). Bronet began her academic career as a faculty member in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She also held positions of Associate Dean of Architecture, Professor of Architecture, and Acting Dean of the School. Bronet is past president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), as well as past chancellor for the ACSA College of Distinguished Professors. She is the co-founder of the ACSA Women’s Leadership Council.