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Art Professor Sharon Cox Retiring after 28 years

Sharon Cox, MFA, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Art, will retire after 28 years of service to University of Jamestown.

Cox joined University of Jamestown in the fall of 1992 to teach art and journalism after teaching previously at Lynchburg College in Virginia, Jackson State University in Mississippi, and Mercer University in Georgia.

“Summarizing Sharon’s career and time in Jamestown is a monumental task,” said Dr. Paul Olson, Provost. “She has taught innumerable art courses, put on countless art shows, painted everything from Dine and Bid backdrops to the World’s Largest Buffalo, written “Art Voices” weekly for the Jamestown Sun since 1992—which she will continue to do—and been a champion for the 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse.”

Cox was named the Professor of the Year for 1997. “Most importantly,” Dr. Olson continued, “Sharon has been an advocate, counselor, and mentor for not only all of her art majors, but for dozens if not hundreds of UJ students and alumni.”

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Posted:May 29, 2020

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