Who We Are


There is no college like O’More College of Design. I have been fortunate to work on this beautiful campus for more than 20 years – under nearly every O’More President – and am still amazed each day by the singular combination of passion and talent in our faculty and students.


I had the privilege of being a friend of Mrs. Eloise O’More, who founded O’More College of Design in 1970 and lived on campus for the first seven years of my employment. I was able to learn firsthand her vision for the College: that it would help people change the world through good design.


Throughout my tenure with O’More, I have found that not only does this institution have a lasting impact on the world of design, but that the students, alumni, faculty and staff are united in a spirit of shared innovation and support. It is their mindset, passion and talent that elevate O’More locally, regionally and nationally.


We hope that you’ll join us.


Shari Fox

Interim President


Shari Fox was named Interim President of O’More College of Design in 2017. Prior to this appointment, she had served the College in a number of roles, including as Executive Vice President, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Associate Director of Development, since 1995.


Fox has been a consistent voice for O’More, representing the College at a number of professional conferences, including as a member of the summer research institute at University of Oxford; Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) Professional Development Conferences; and National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing, and Retention.


Fox received the O’More College of Design Distinguished Professor Award in 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Art degree in English from Middle Tennessee State University.