Degree-granting Culinary Institute coming to Lakewood
as VMCAD (formerly Virginia Marti College of Art & Design) merges with New England Culinary Institute (NECI).
VMCAD President Dr. Milan Milasinovic brings
New England Culinary Institute (NECI) to Cleveland’s west side.
Dr. Milan Milasinovic is an international leader in higher education with a track record of preparing students for the new economy. Dr. Milasinovic is implementing a strategic growth plan for VMCAD that includes bringing the first degree-granting culinary institute to the west side of Cleveland. New England Culinary Institute (NECI) in Montpelier, Vermont has been a leader in culinary education for over three decades. VMCAD College recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and is known for programs focused on the convergence of design & business.
The VMCAD/NECI merger is anticipated to be finalized this month (June 2017).
NECI’s illustrious alumni include:
- Food Network Chef/Host – Alton Brown
- Regis Hotel and Starwood Luxury Collection Manager—Matthew Gabree
- London Whole Foods Team Leader—Gerry Beck
- Head Chef, The Chopping Block, Chicago—Hugh Amano
- Owner, Porterhouse Steakhouse in Hong Kong—James Fortier
- Allechante Pastry Chef—Carmen Allen
- Owner, Spoon and Stable—Gavin Kaysen
A restaurant is planned for the NECI Lakewood campus.
Degrees offered by NECI include:
- Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts
- Associate of Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts
- Bachelor of Arts in Baking and Pastry Arts
- Associate of Occupational Studies in Baking and Pastry Arts
- Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Restaurant Management
- Online Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Restaurant Management
- Associate of Occupational Studies in Hospitality and Restaurant Management
- Certificate in Professional Cooking
- Certificate in Professional Baking & Pastry
As President of NECI and VMCAD, Dr. Milasinovic brings incredible connections, alliances and experience in growing a college and taking a college global. Dr. Milasinovic is an author, global business leader and leader in higher education.
Dr. Milasinovic is available for interviews:
NECI, VMCAD & Dr. Milan Milasinovic are represented by Miracle Resources, a full service marketing and training firm. Please contact Katherine Miracle to secure interviews, videos and quotes for all stories on Culinary Institutes, Art and Design College, International College Solutions, Experiential learning, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design and Entrepreneurship.
Dr. Milan Milasinovic
Dr. Milan Milasinovic is an executive leader in higher education. In his tenure, before he became the president of VMCAD and NECI, he was the Vice president for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at LIM College in New York City, where he was also the Founding Dean of Graduate Business School and Continuing Education. Prior to that, he was the Dean of Graduate Studies at the London based European School of Economics.
Dr. Milasinovic is a global and visionary leader with successful record of getting business schools accredited. He is a published author (“Price Volatility and Reference Price” VDM Muller, ISBN 13: 978-3639085358), he is fluent in six languages and he brings entrepreneurial skills to academia. His broad business experience has earned him numerous accolades, which include the Wall Street Europe’s “Dow Jones” Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement.
Dr. Milasinovic holds a Doctorate in Business Administration, major in Marketing (DBA), from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, an MBA from University Bocconi ‘SDA Bocconi’ in Milan, Italy and University of Florida, a Graduate (Master) Certificate in Information Technology from New York University, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
Dr. Milasinovic is a member of Registry for College and University Presidents, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), American Marketing Association (AMA), and FGI (Fashion Group International) just to name a few.
NECI,VMCAD & Dr. Milan Milasinovic are represented by Miracle Resources, a full service marketing and training firm. Please contact Katherine Miracle to secure interviews, videos and quotes for all stories on Culinary Institutes, Art and Design College, International College Solutions, Experiential learning, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design and Entrepreneurship.