Dr. Eileen Council
Director, Professional + Adult Programs
Dr. Eileen Council received an EdD in Education Administration from Temple University, an MS in Marketing from American University and a BS in Marketing from University of Maryland at College Park. She served as the Manager of Corporate Programs at Temple University from 2003 to 2012. Prior to that, she was the Director of Training for the American Red Cross in Philadelphia. Council is very involved in service as she is the past Chair of the Board of Directors and current volunteer for the Philadelphia Tri-state Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. Additionally, she sits on the Upper Merion Area High School Middle States Accreditation Committee.
Assistant Director, Professional + Adult Programs
Karyn Tufarolo, Assistant Director for Professional + Adult Programs, was previously the Coordinator for the Professional Institute for Educators program at UArts since 2004. She also serves as the Coordinator for the Teaching with Primary Sources program at UArts, a Library of Congress consortium project to serve K-12 teachers. Tufarolo earned her BA in English Literature from Elizabethtown College, where she worked as the gallery assistant as well as the Co-Founder + Chair of the annual juried Fine and Performing Arts Festival. She spent a semester abroad at the University of York, England.
With extensive experience in higher education over many years, her background includes Director of Admissions at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in Lancaster, PA, Recruitment + Retention Coordinator in the Dean's Office at the College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University, and five years in Admissions at the University of the Arts. She completed graduate coursework in Arts Administration at Drexel University and is currently completing her MA in Museum Communication at UArts. Her thesis research explores new marketing approaches to increase access to museums for families with high economic need. Her internship project with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is to write and edit new website content for the Charms of Fairmount Park, a new marketing initiative for seven historic homes. She has volunteered for Youth and Family Programs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is currently an architectural walking tour guide for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. She is passionate about architecture, design, Philadelphia history, the visual + performing arts--and loves to assist students of all ages.
Program Assistant, Professional + Adult Programs
MPULLEY@UARTS.EDU | 215.717.6010
Melanie Pulley received a BFA in Painting and Drawing with a concentration in Art Therapy at the University of the Arts. She began working with Pre-College Programs while still an undergraduate student and became Administrative Assistant for the Division of Continuing Studies in 2009. She has also served as a Teaching Assistant for both the Pre-College Saturday School and Summer Institute. Pulley is a gallery-exhibiting artist in Philadelphia and along the east coast.