Program Management

  • Supervise all undergraduate and graduate degree programs
  • Supervise ~ 200 public visual and performing arts programs and events
  • Work with senior administration on public/private initiatives, including Argonne National Laboratories, City of DeKalb, NU/Kishwaukee Hospital, Egyptian Theatre, Luminarts Foundation, Arts Alliance of Illinois, Ingenuity

Strategic Planning

  • Lead analysis of programs, facilities, internal and external constituencies
  • Collaborate with CVPA Senate, College Council and faculty on devising and implementation


  • Supervise Dean’s staff— Associate Dean, Director of Marketing and Communication, Assistant to the Dean for Business Administration, Assistant to the Dean for Marketing, Communication and Special Events, Dean’s Office Assistant
  • Hire and retain faculty and staff
  • Evaluate faculty and staff for re-appointment, tenure and promotion
  • Review and recommend to provost sabbatical/pre-tenure leaves/creative-scholarly research grant proposals, Provost and Presidential Excellence Awards, Honorary Degree awards
  • Manage and allocate financial resources for faculty professional development, research, artistry, conference travel


  • Prepare and submit personnel and operating budget to VP for Academic Affairs (with Assistant to the Dean)
  • Oversee management of College accounts
  • Prioritize and approve supplemental annual budget requests

Development and Alumni Relations

  • Work with VP for Advancement and CVPA Director of Development to coordinate fund-raising efforts
  • Work with Director of Development and school directors on Foundation accounts management
  • Devise strategies with various partners for developing alumni relations and fund-raising opportunities

Program Assessment and Accreditation

  • Higher Learning Commission
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Schools of Music, Schools of Theatre, Schools of Dance
  • Program Prioritization—Lead review and response activities, manage implementation


  • Manage all leases relevant to College programs, including gallery and studio spaces
  • Music Building (Boutell Concert Hall, Recital Hall), Jack Arends Art Building, Stevens (O’Connell Theatre, Blackbox Theatre, Sally Stevens Theatre and Corner Theatres), Gable Hall (dance studios)
  • Review and prioritize facilities improvement, maintenance, and equipment requests

Curriculum and Assessment

  • Assist with the development of new courses and programs, especially cross-disciplinary initiatives
  • Review all curriculum proposals for new and revised programs and courses
  • Review all catalogue changes and revisions
  • Coordinated General Education course assessment, program assessment within departments and programs, and accreditation reviews; documented art-making process and student learning through video of classroom projects; worked with dean to capture learning evidence; presented findings at conferences

Schedule, Curriculum, and Enrollment Management

  • Clarify policies and goals for course management, maintain ongoing communication with directors around preparing and submitting course schedules
  • Review enrollments and, consultation with directors and VP for EMMC, develop solutions for recruiting and retention
  • Work with Diversity Officer, Assoc. Provost, school directors on equity and inclusion analysis and actions

Student Services

  • Review and resolve student problems in collaboration with Associate Dean, school directors, and faculty
  • Facilitate and chair Student Advisory Committee to the college
  • Work with broad set of student organizations, including Student Association, on arts- and college-related matters