Want to join 500+ vibrant AIGA Minnesota student members and an equally diverse design education membership? Then this is the committee for you. AIGA Minnesota represents OVER 42 student communities!

The Education Committee oversee the chapter’s education activities, by developing and nurturing relationships between AIGA Minnesota and regional educators, schools, student groups and students. This committee acts as an advisor to and liaison between the chapter board, educators and students to ensure that chapter activities address critical education issues and student needs. The Director of Education and Associate Director of Student Affairs works to ensure that AIGA Minnesota’s education objectives are aligned with AIGA national initiatives as well as our chapter’s purpose statement.

Each year the Education Committee offers “Why Join” meetings for any school. Contact us to schedule a visit.

Also stay connected by joining our group on Facebook to get information on upcoming events: www.facebook.com/groups/AIGAMNStudents/

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Contact Leadership

Pete Rivard
Pete Rivard
Director of Education
Pete Rivard is a thirty-seven year industry veteran and graphics production professional. For the past eighteen years he has been Principal Instructor- Pre-Media and Packaging Design in the Design and Graphics program at Dunwoody College of Technology. Prior to that he was International Paper’s Technical Support and Training Specialist for the Upper Midwest.

Rivard also has thirteen years experience in prepress production and management roles in Texas, Pennsylvania and Minnesota. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Management and holds industry certifications in digital press operation, prepress and flexography.

Rivard is an accomplished 5-string banjoist and plays in an Americana band with his daughter Carrie, an awesome musician herself.