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Nossi Vatandoost B.A.

Founder and Chairwoman

Nossi Vatandoost founded Nossi College of Art in 1973 and grew it from a fine art school to a professional art college. She was also the first president of Nossi College. With a focus on creative success, Nossi College gives artists an outlet for their creative talents while equipping them with business skills.

Nossi is an accomplished artist, listed in Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who of America. She is a charter member of the National Women’s History Museum, as well as the National Museum of Women in the Arts. In addition to her art training in the Middle East and Europe, she holds a college degree in art education from Western Kentucky University. She taught art in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools system before opening her own art college.

In 2021, Nossi decided to transition from President and CEO to Founder and Chairwoman. She will remain actively engaged in events such as freshman orientation, graduation, and will attend board meetings throughout the year.

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