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College of Arts and Sciences

Advisory Committee on Organization of the Arts

Formed by Provost Bernardo in April 2017, the Advisory Committee on Organization of the Arts is tasked with evaluating the current status of the arts in academic and non-academic units as well as proposing opportunities for enhanced coordination, expansion, and impact.

“The arts represent a critical component of any comprehensive university and are important to the educational experience of our students.  Significant and productive discussion has been occurring recently concerning how we might best organize our programs and activities in the arts.  Building off of these efforts, I am establishing a committee charged with developing a proposal for more coordinated activities among the applied, fine, performing, and visual arts at WSU.  This committee will evaluate the current status of the arts in academic and non-academic units and propose opportunities for enhanced coordination, expansion, and impact.”

Daniel Bernardo, Memorandum to Faculty and Staff within the Arts, May 10, 2017

 

Additional information and opportunities for providing input will be available late in September 2017.

 

Committee Members

Lori Wiest, professor of music and associate dean of CAS (chair)
Kimberly Christen, professor and director of Digital Technology and Culture
Gregory Kessler, professor and Interim director of School of Design and Construction
Kevin Haas, professor of fine arts
Squeak Meisel, associate professor and chair of fine arts
Anna Maria Shannon, interim director of the Museum of Art
Kate McAteer, assistant vice chancellor of academic affairs, WSU Tri-Cities
Gail Siegel, director of WSU Performing Arts
Mary Trotter, clinical assistant professor of theatre arts
David Turnbull, professor of music