University of New Haven, Arts Council of Greater New Haven Create Scholarship to Support Visual and Performing Arts
The Todd Jokl Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship, a $20,000 scholarship, named in honor of a longtime University of New Haven professor, will support local high school students who study in the University of New Haven’s comprehensive arts program.
October 8, 2019
By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications
The University of New Haven announced it has partnered with the Arts Council of Greater New Haven to offer a scholarship of $20,000 ($5,000 per academic year for four years) for a local high school student planning to study visual, creative, performing, or media arts at the University.
An educator, administrator, and artist at the University of New Haven, Jokl was a leader and a mainstay in the region’s arts community. He joined the University’s faculty in 2003, serving as chair of the Department of Art and Design and as assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He was named campus dean at Lyme in 2014. Earlier this year he was named dean of the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Art and Design.
The University of New Haven’s Department of Art and Design has had a long relationship with the Greater New Haven Arts Council, and Jokl, a longtime board member, championed the arts and relationships between students and local artists. He also created relationships between the University and local museums and arts organizations.
"I am thrilled that the Arts Council and the University of New Haven will continue this partnership," said Jokl. "The scholarship will provide opportunities for students from all backgrounds with talents and interests in the arts to thrive at the University of New Haven."
An accomplished artist and avid photographer, he has exhibited his work nationally and lectured widely on topics such as the evolution of perception in relation to arts and photography.
"The scholarship will provide opportunities for students from all backgrounds with talents and interests in the arts to thrive at the University of New Haven."Todd Jokl, Ed.D.
"Todd Jokl helped place students in internships and exhibitions through the Arts Council, giving them invaluable professional experiential education opportunities," said Joe Smolinski, chair of the University’s Department of Art and Design. "Our relationship with and support of the Arts Council places us in a unique position as the only university in New Haven County with this type of scholarship."