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MICA names Samuel Hoi as next president
MICA names Samuel Hoi as next president

As incoming president of Maryland Institute College of Art, Samuel Hoi is succeeding Fred Lazarus IV, who is retiring this spring after nearly 36 years at the helm of an institution that has seen unprecedented growth and prosperity under his direction. But he’s not daunted. “That is the wonderful luxury of not coming to an institution that needs to be fixed,” Hoi said Monday, hours after being named. “I’m actually inheriting a well-run organization that I can actually build on. I don’t see anything that needs to be fixed. But I see an opportunity for a continuation.” The 55-year-old Hoi is president of Los Angeles’ 1,100-student Otis...