Huntington University, 8385 W. Mariners Way, Peoria, has hired Jeff Del Nero as assistant professor of visual art.
Mr. Del Nero has taught as an adjunct faculty member at HU Arizona for several semesters and will take on a full-time role beginning this month. With a focus on graphic design, Mr. Del Nero will bring a professional connection to the HU Arizona team.
“Around here I feel a startup mentality, with each person pushing towards defining what will be next for this student body,” Mr. Del Nero stated in a news release. “I hope to contribute a new facet to this. It’s exciting to be participating in building something that changes lives, especially the types of lives I relate to – artist types.”
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in painting and drawing from California State University and his MFA in visual art from Azusa Pacific University. His background includes working as a senior graphic designer and an adjunct instructor at a variety of universities, but perhaps his longest work experience has been with Del Nero Artwork, LLC, where he offers art direction, design, and illustration services to his clients.
“We are excited to have a faculty member of Jeff’s caliber on our team,” director of Arizona operations Jeff Berggren stated. “Our current students already know and love him, and our future students are sure to do the same.”