Professor Charles (Chuck) Boone’s higher education experience includes 34 years of continuous service at the College of DuPage. He is currently a faculty member, having recently served as the founding Dean of Arts, Communication, and Hospitality. He began service at College of DuPage as an adjunct faculty member, then as a professor in the Art program. He served as Interim and Associate Dean of Fine and Applied Arts for two years and Interim Dean of Liberal Arts for a year. He has also served as the College of DuPage Faculty Association President-elect/President.
Professor Boone currently serves on the College Art Association Professional Practices Committee and on the Ethics Committee of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. He previously served as Co-Chair of the Illinois Higher Education Art Association and Co-Chair of the Illinois Articulation Initiatives Art Panel for 20 years. Through these affiliations he participated in the authoring of statewide standards for the Associate of Fine Arts degree and subsequently lead the development of that degree at College of DuPage. He developed the curricula for both Printmaking and Digital Art at College of DuPage and likewise the descriptors of the early articulation efforts of the Illinois Articulation Initiative.
Chuck works as a printmaker, painter, and digital artist and has exhibited regionally and nationally.
Professor Boone earned a BFA in Painting, an MFA in Art and Design, and an MA in Art Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also completed extensive graduate coursework at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
He previously served in a variety of capacities—student employee, graduate assistant, and 3 years as a counselor in the Student Financial Aid Office of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1978-1987. This work lead to a lifelong interest in issues surrounding the affordability of higher education.
He is an elder at Fox Valley Christian Church and currently lives in Batavia, IL with his wife, Ruth Anne, his sons Jonathan and Philip, a garage full of motorcycles, one really awesome Oldsmobile, and a boat built as a family project (see Philipsboat.wordpress.com).
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