Remembering Gingr Vaughan (1943-2015)

We share with great regret the news that longtime art history faculty member Gingr Vaughan died suddenly last week. Gingr, who received her M.F.A. in printmaking from Kent State in 1984, began teaching here the following year.

Among other courses, Gingr taught 2D composition and the ever-popular art appreciation course “Art as a World Phenomenon.” She developed the online version of “Art as a World Phenomenon”— one of the School of Art’s first online offerings — and continued to lead both web and traditional classroom sections. Dr. Christine Havice, school director, described Gingr as “one of our most technologically adroit faculty members and an early adopter of many technologies in the classroom.”

She was also an avid photographer, with recent exhibition credits including the solo “Mannequin Series” at Eells Art Gallery (Blossom Music Center) and the group “Phone Photo Show” at the Downtown Gallery. Outside of art, Gingr was known as a wonderful cook and gardener, a film enthusiast and a devoted friend to her greyhounds and cats.

A memorial service to celebrate Gingr’s life will take place Saturday, November 21 at 2 p.m. in the Art Building, Room 202. For more information, visit

POSTED: Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 3:51pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 2:22pm