Burak Cakmak

Dean, Fashion School at New School University - Parsons School of Design

Burak Cakmak

Burak Cakmak

Dean, Fashion School at New School University - Parsons School of Design

Biography

Burak was named Dean of Fashion at Parsons in 2015 after working at Swarovski, Kering and Gap. He had an instrumental role in introducing fashion sustainability practices at the companies and at H&M, Tommy Hilfiger and Primark, among others. While spearheading sustainability initiatives at top industry companies, Burak created scholarships at Parsons and Central Saint Martins in London, and he led the Swarovski Waterschool Initiative’s education program. Burak also served as a visiting professor at SKEMA Business School in France and China, which he considers to have been a learning experience. First established as the Chase School in 1896, Parsons School of Design is fostering the next great minds in art, design and fashion. Students at the School of Fashion are following in the footsteps of famed fashion designers Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Donna Karan and others that have attended the school. Under Burak, the students are being prepared to be the first generation to make better business the norm.

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Provost & Chief Academic Officer at The New School

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Vice Provost at The New School

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Dean, Academic Planning at New School University - Parsons School of Design

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Dean at The New School

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Senior Director, Grants & Restricted Funds at New School University - Parsons School of Design

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Senior Director, Budget & Operations at New School University - Parsons School of Design

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Senior Director, Administrative Operations at New School University - Parsons School of Design

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Director, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at New School University - Parsons School of Design

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Director, Design & Technology at New School University - Parsons School of Design

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Director, Design Studies at New School University - Parsons School of Design

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Dean, Fashion School at New School University - Parsons School of Design
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MBA Unknown
Class of 2000

San Francisco State University was established in 1899 as a teacher-training school. SF State has been known for its commitment to excellent teaching. Students work closely with senior professors and other instructors from freshman year through graduation. Trained in some of the finest institutions in the world, faculty members include winners of prestigious teaching awards, cutting-edge researchers, and professionals devoted to solving community problems.

Career History
Dean, Fashion School
2015 - Current

A pioneer in art and design education since its founding in 1896, Parsons has cultivated outstanding artists, designers, scholars, businesspeople, and community leaders for more than a century. Today, when design thinking is increasingly being employed to solve complex global problems, Parsons is leading new approaches to art and design education.

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Burak Cakmak is affiliated with New School University - Parsons School of Design

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