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Alexander next dean of School of Music, Theatre and Dance

030613Feature_AlexanderDr. Peter Alexander, dean emeritus of Butler University’s Jordan College of Fine Arts, will head UNCG’s School of Music,Theatre and Dance.

Alexander, principal clarinetist for the Hudson Valley Philharmonic from 1970-97, takes over as the school’s dean July 1.

“Dr. Alexander is an opportune match for the School of Music, Theatre and Dance,” said Chancellor Linda P. Brady. “In addition to his abilities as professor and musician, his administrative experience and commitment to community engagement will serve UNCG well as we continue to enhance the visibility of the performing arts and expand collaboration with the Greensboro arts community. The school is a continuing source of pride for this university.”

Provost David H. Perrin agrees that Alexander has a lot to offer the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Prior to his tenure at Butler, Alexander was dean of the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of the Arts and dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

“Dr. Alexander’s experience as an arts dean at three very different universities and proven record of fostering collaboration among faculty and students in music, theatre and dance make him the ideal candidate to lead the School of Music, Theatre and Dance,” Perrin said. “He will be a wonderful advocate for the performing arts on our campus and in the Greensboro community.”

Full story at UNCG News.

By Michelle Hines.