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Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Records

Identifier: UA 0014.1


  • 2016 - 2021

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Final approval was received from the UNC Board of Governors in Friday, July 29, 2016, to launch the new College of Visual and Performing Arts in the fall of 2016. At the time of its launch it was the largest arts college in the state and one of the largest in the Southeast, with nearly 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students. The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance was created in 2010 and its dean in 2014, Peter Alexander, began the process with Provost Dana Dunn, to unite the visual and performing arts under one college. At the time, Provost Dana Dunn said, "UNCG’s new College of Visual and Performing Arts brings together four areas of academic strength to create new synergies and opportunities to work across disciplines. Music, theater, dance and visual arts will be well situated to explore new collaborations between faculty and to ensure that our graduates are well equipped for post-graduation opportunities in the arts." The launch of the new college also brought a new arts administration program and the development of a musical theatre minor. Dr. bruce d. mcclung (sic) became dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts on July 14, 2019.

Deans: Dr. Peter Alexander (founding dean) Fall 2016-Summer 2019 Dr. bruce d. mcclung (sic) (inaugural dean) July 14, 2019-


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