President's Message

A letter from FIDM’s founder

FIDM President Tonian Hohberg founded the college in 1969. Her passion for making her vision a reality has defined FIDM from the very first day. Today employers post over 17,000 jobs a year on our Alumni Job Search site and our networking contacts and Advisory Board include business innovators and leaders from global companies in the industries we serve.

Start at the beginning of your passion…

Fashion? Art? Color? Drawing? Do you love making things? These beginnings are real, true, and honest and your challenge is to follow them, to let your real interests and desires guide you. With that honesty comes success. How can you fail if you are doing what you love, what you are meant to do?

I dreamt about a college… a place where learning is exciting and challenging and always at the forefront of what is happening in the world. I envisioned a place where thousands of people can come to focus on and learn what they love. The college would be imaginative, reality-based, and provide a great education. I’m living my dream. Now it’s your turn. Find out what you love. Do what you love. Your dreams are your road map. Follow them to the top of the mountain. It has the most amazing view.

Your success is our success, and our goal is to make your dream a reality. FIDM gives you more than an education; we help you build a career.”

A letter from FIDM president Tonian Hohberg