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UF MFA Ceramics alum Jane Spangler to be new Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Medical and Health Science Foundation, University of Pittsburgh

Come November, UF MFA Ceramics alum Jane Spangler will be the new Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Medical and Health Science Foundation (MHSF) at the University of Pittsburgh. Jane has worked in development and fund-raising over the years at Vanderbilt University. In her new position, Jane will work directly with the president of the foundation and oversee the development research, communications, stewardship, and special projects areas. She will move back to her home state of Pennsylvania to begin her new role at MHSF on November 1.

Jane Spangler is not alone in the ranks of UF alums that are now leading campuses or arts programs in higher education. Click here for a list of Gators contributing creativity and leadership in higher education. If there are Gators we can add to this list, please let us know: nmorrison@ufl.edu or (352) 846-1218.

University of Alabama-Birmingham names UF SA+AH MFA alum Lauren Lake new chair of Art & Art History

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From UAB News, Shannon Thomason:

Lauren Lake, M.F.A., has been named chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Art and Art History

Lake comes to UAB from the University of Florida School of Art and Art History, where she was assistant director, director of graduate programs, director of graduate studies-studio and head of the drawing area. She had been an associate professor there since 2002. Prior to that, she was assistant professor in the Beloit College Department of Art and Art History since 1998.

Read the full article here.

Lauren Lake is not alone in the ranks of UF alums that are now leading campuses or arts programs in higher education. Click here for a list of Gators contributing creativity and leadership in higher education. If there are Gators we can add to this list, please let us know: nmorrison@ufl.edu or (352) 846-1218.

UF MFA alum Teresa “Terri” Lonier is now the Executive Director of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center at DePaul University

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UF alum Teresa “Terri” Lonier (MFA Fine Arts, ‘76) is now the Executive Director of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center at DePaul University.  Ms. Lonier became executive director of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center in late November, filling the vacancy created when Raman Chadha stepped down in March. In addition to leading the entrepreneurship center, she will be a clinical professor of management at DePaul’s Driehaus College of Business. The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center began in 2003 to provide guidance and classes to DePaul students interested in starting their own business. Read more about Lonier and her promotion here.

Terri Lonier is not alone in the ranks of UF alums that are now leading campuses or arts programs in higher education. Click here for a list of Gators contributing creativity and leadership in higher education. If there are Gators we can add to this list, please let us know: ahoward@arts.ufl.edu or 352-273-1489.

UF Art Education alum Rachel Levey-Baker working as the Director of Student Volunteerism and Service-Learning at Ringling College

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UF alum Rachel Levey-Baker (B.A. Art Education, ’02)
is the Director of Student Volunteerism and Service-Learning in the Office of Student Life at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL.  She graduated from the University of Florida in 2002 with her B.A. in Art Education and a Minor in Art History and played the clarinet in the Gator Band from 1998-2001. Six months after graduating, Rachel became an AmeriCorps*VISTA at Ringling College of Art and Design with her primary responsibility being to run an after school art program for children from low-income neighborhoods. After completing the VISTA year, she loved it so much that she stayed on at Ringling College full time and is now in her tenth year there. The Student Volunteerism and Service-Learning program, which involves an average of 40% of the student population, has been named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, each year since the award’s inception in 2006. One of the highlights of the program is Youth Experiencing Art, funded by John and Robin Sullivan, which places 30-40 Ringling College students alongside classroom teachers to integrate art in to the curriculum in K-12 schools. Rachel has since earned a certificate in Art and Healing from Ringling College and a M.A. in Expressive Arts Coaching, Consulting, and Education from the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

Rachel Levey-Baker is not alone in the ranks of UF alums that are now leading campuses or arts programs in higher education. Click here for a list of Gators contributing creativity and leadership in higher education. If there are Gators we can add to this list, please let us know: ahoward@arts.ufl.edu or 352-273-1489.

UF Alums lead Arts in Higher Education

Carrie Brewster (MFA Ceramics/Printmaking, ‘78)
Director, St. Mary’s College Museum of Art, Saint Mary’s College

Bosco E Cárdenas (MMusic, ’06)
Director, Conservatorio de Música, Universidad de Talca

Craig Collins (BMUSE Music Education, ‘82)
Dean,
College of Communications, Languages, and the Arts, Southeastern University

Jerry Dickey (BFA Theatre, ‘78)
Director, School of Theatre + Dance, University of Florida

Henry Fonte (MAT Communication Process & Disorders, ‘76; BA Liberal Arts &
Sciences, ‘73) Chair, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Miami

Charles Tayloe Harding Jr. (BM Music Education, ‘81)
Dean, School of Music, University of South Carolina

Barbara Hill (BFA Art, ‘83)
Director, Community Programs, Southwest School of Art

Bill Hill (MFA Art, ‘95)
Dean, College of Fine Arts, Jacksonville University

Jeffrey Hodgson (MMusic, ‘94)
Provost and CEO (and past Dean of Music), New World School of the Arts

Barry Houser (BME Music Education, ‘00)
Director of the Marching Illini & Athletic Bands and Assistant Director of Bands

Lauren Lake (BA Art Education, ‘96)
Chair, Department of Art and Art History, University of Alabama-Birmingham

Rachel Levey-Baker (BA Art Education, ’02)
Director of Student Volunteerism and Service-Learning,Office of Student Life, Ringling College

Teresa “Terri” Lonier (MFA Fine Arts, ‘76)
Executive Director of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University

Jeremy Mikolajczak (MFA Painting, ‘07)
Executive Director + Chief Curator, Miami Dade College Museum and Galleries of Art + Design

Scott Miller (MFA Printmaking, ‘95)
Associate Dean, Visual & Performing Arts Department, Broward College

Dana Moore (MFA Fine Arts, ‘91; BFA Creative Photography, ‘88)
Programs Director, Penland School of Crafts

Patrick Moser (MFA Painting, ‘00)
Chair, Department of Art + Design, Flagler College

Kirk Moss (PhD Music Education, ‘06)
Chair, Music Education Department, Lawrence University

Tina Mullen (MFA Drawing, ‘90)
Director, Arts in Medicine, Shands at the University of Florida

Jake Pinholster (MFA Theatre, ‘03; BFA Theatre Production, ‘00)
Director, School of Theatre and Film, Arizona State University

Hiram Clayton Powell (MFA Music, ‘84)
Campus Provost, Bethune-Cookman University

Mercedes Quiroga (BA Art, ‘77)
Campus President, A. Hugh Adams Central Campus and Willis Holcombe Center, Broward College

Chris Sharp (PhD Music, ‘11)
Director of Bands, Polk State College

Tony Shipp (MFA Creative Photography and Sculpture, ‘93)
Chair, Art Department, Sam Houston State University

Jane Spangler (MFA Ceramics, ‘99)
Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, Medical and Health Science Foundation, University of Pittsburgh

Victor W. Vallo, Jr. (PhD Music Education, ‘91)
Chair, Department of Music, Georgia College

Donald Van Horn (MFA Sculpture, ‘78)
Dean, College of Fine Arts, Marshall University

Jade Walker (BFA Sculpture, ‘00)
Director, Visual Art Center, University of Texas, Austin
Curator of the Courtyard Gallery; Director of the Creative Research Lab

Greg Watts (MFA Creative Photography, ‘91)
Chair, Department of Art, Metropolitan State College of Denver

Doug Whittle (MFA Printmaking, ‘90; BFA Painting, ‘84)
Director of Educational Travel, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kay F. Williams (BFA Theatre, ‘75)
Dean, College of Performing Arts, University of the Arts

Raymond Yeager (MFA Painting, ‘96)
Coordinator of Art, University of Charleston

UF School of Music PhD alum Chris Sharp is now the Director of Bands at Polk State College in FL

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UF School of Music alum Chris Sharp, Ph.D (2011) has been named
permanent Director Of Bands at Polk State College in Winter Haven, FL
where he conducts the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo,
Percussion Ensemble and teaches Music Technology and Music Arranging.
Dr. Sharp also continues to serve as Musical Director and Conductor of
the Gainesville Pops. A prolific composer and arranger, Dr. Sharp has
over 100 published works in the catalogs of The FJH Music Company, Inc.,
Alfred Publishing, Jalen/Matrix Music and others. An eight-time
recipient of the ASCAPlus award, his pieces are regularly named as
Editor’s Choice selections by worldwide print music distributor J.W.
Pepper.

Chris Sharp is not alone in the ranks of UF alums that are now leading campuses or arts programs in higher education. Click here for a list of Gators contributing creativity and leadership in higher education. If there are Gators we can add to this list, please let us know: ahoward@arts.ufl.edu or 352-273-1489.

UF MFA alum Doug Whittle is now the Director of International Travel at University of Wisconsin-Madison


Director of International Travel at University of Wisconsin-Madison and UF alum Doug Whittle (MFA Printmaking, ‘90; BFA Painting, ‘84) came to the University of Wisconsin in 2004 after spending 12 years as professor of fine art at Converse College in South Carolina.  He received a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Florida in 1984 before spending two years in Zaire, Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer building fish ponds with local tribesmen in the Congo River basin. He returned to the University of Florida and received a master of fine arts degree in printmaking in 1990. 

His work as a painter and printmaker has been widely nationally in galleries and museums, as well as in several international competitions. Institutions that own his artwork include The Fogg Museum at Harvard University, Carolina First Bank, The Palmetto State Bank, Marriott Hotels Inc., Wofford College, and other private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. 

He has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Central America, and has led trips on five continents for University of Wisconsin Continuing Studies.

Doug Whittle is not alone in the ranks of UF alums that are now leading campuses or arts programs in higher education. Click here for a list of Gators contributing creativity and leadership in higher education. If there are Gators we can add to this list, please let us know: ahoward@arts.ufl.edu or 352-273-1489.

UF alum Barry Houser now working as the director of the University of Illinois Marching Band

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UF alum Barry Houser (BME Music Education, ’00) became the Visiting Assistant Director of Bands and Conductor of Athletic Bands in 2011. Professor Houser has most recently served as Director of Bands & Director of Athletic Bands at Eastern Illinois University. His success at Eastern Illinois is a matter of record and has been the source of positive national attention. He has successfully taught public school (elementary through high school) and is a respected school band clinician throughout the country. Houser is active nationally as a guest conductor and clinician, and is one of the directors of the Macy’s Great American Marching Band. Many students know Houser as the Director and Head Clinician for Smith-Walbridge Clinics, one of the largest marching band/leadership camps of its type in the country.

Barry Houser is not alone in the ranks of UF alums that are now leading campuses or arts programs in higher education. Click here for a list of Gators contributing creativity and leadership in higher education. If there are Gators we can add to this list, please let us know: ahoward@arts.ufl.edu or 352-273-1489.

Alumnus Jerry Dickey appointed as Director of UF School of Theatre + Dance

Jerry Dickey, Ph.D., joins University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance (College of Fine Arts) as the school’s director on July 16. Dickey, who received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre at the University of Florida, earned his Master of Arts in Theatre at the University of Louisville and his Doctorate of Philosophy in Theatre History at Indiana University.

“Beyond his vast experience as an administrator and with theatre, dance, production, and scholarship, Jerry comes to the University of Florida with experience in leading innovative ideas and preparing students and programs for the intrinsically edge-cutting industries of theatre and dance,” said College of Fine Arts Dean Lucinda Lavelli.

Dickey joins UF from the University of Arizona where he was associate dean of the College of Fine Arts, with previous service in the institution’s School of Theatre Arts as interim director, vice-director and director of graduate studies. He is a former recipient of the Charles and Irene Putnam Award for Excellence in Teaching (2001) and the Roy A. and Stardust K. Johnson Faculty Mentoring Award (2000) from the University of Arizona.

"Jerry Dickey is an accomplished scholar and administrator,” said Professor Stan Kaye, chair of the search committee. “Our School of Theatre + Dance has an excellent reputation for exciting and groundbreaking work by the students, faculty and staff, and, after an intensive and international search, we are excited about moving our programs to even greater heights with Dr. Dickey at the helm of our team."

Dickey’s research and teaching specializes in the history of early 20th century theatre in the United States. He is the co-author of “Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell” (with Barbara Ozieblo; Routledge 2008), co-editor of “Broadway’s Bravest Woman: Selected Writings of Sophie Treadwell” (with Miriam Lopez-Rodriguez; Southern Illinois UP, 2006), and author of “Sophie Treadwell: A Research and Production Sourcebook” (Greenwood, 1997). He has also published numerous essays, including chapters in Longman’s “A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama” and “The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights.” He previously chaired the Theatre History Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and served on the executive board of the American Theatre and Drama Society.

"I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance," Dickey said. "On a personal level, the stage of the Constans Theatre is where, as an undergraduate, my passion for theatre and the performing arts first blossomed. On a professional level, I am humbled at the prospect of working alongside the school’s creative and engaged faculty, staff and students. I look forward to meeting all of the school’s community partners and to making many more."

Please join us in welcoming Jerry Dickey.   

Jerry Dickey: 352-273-0501jdickey@arts.ufl.edu

Media Contact: Andy Howard, 352-273-1489, ahoward@arts.ufl.edu


UF alum Kay F. Williams appointed Dean of the College of Performing Arts at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia


This July, UF alum Kay F. Williams will join the University of the Arts in Philadelphia as the new Dean of the College of Performing Arts. On April 20, the University of the Arts announced the appointment of Kay F. Williams as dean of the University’s College of Performing Arts (CPA), effective July 1, 2012. Williams will come to UArts from Washington, D.C., where she operates SiG Productions, LLC, an arts consulting and production company.

The new dean will lead the three performing arts schools in CPA: Dance, Music and the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts. Williams joins UArts with extensive artistic and administrative experience in each of the disciplines encompassed in the College of Performing Arts. As a producer, designer, company manager and stage manager, she has worked with Tony-and Pulitzer-prize winning artists, musicians from Oscar Peterson to Yo Yo Ma to Bruce Springsteen, and dance companies from the Washington Ballet to the Trey McIntyre Project. 

An architectural consultant specializing in the creation of performing arts spaces, she has has also been a lecturer and adjunct professor at George Mason University, Indiana/Purdue University and Butler University. She holds an MA in Lighting Design from Indiana University and a BFA from the University of Florida in Theater Design and Technology with a minor in Painting, and was selected as an intern at the Loeb Drama Center at Harvard University.

Williams is not alone in the ranks of UF alums that are now leading campuses or arts programs in higher education. Click here for a list of Gators contributing
creativity and leadership in higher education. If there are Gators we can add to this list, please let us know: ahoward@arts.ufl.edu or 352-273-1489.