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UNCSA History

Facts and information about the history of the UNCSA campus and programs.

School of Dance

Name Dates of Service
Robert Lindgren April 1965 - August 1987
Duncan Noble (Interim Dean) September 1987 - July 1988
Susan McCullough August 1988 - June 2007
Alexander Ewing (Interim Dean) August 2007 - June 2008
Ethan Stiefel July 2008 - June 2011
Brenda Daniels (Interim Dean) July 2011 - June 2012
Susan Jaffe July 2012 - June 2020
Jared Redick (Interim Dean) June 2020 - July 2021
Endalyn Taylor August 2021 - present

 

School of Design & Production

Name Dates of Service
Ronald Pollock September 1968 - September 1970
John A. Sneden September 1970 - September 2002
Mark Pirolo (Interim Dean) September 2002 - June 2003
Joseph P. Tilford July 2003 - July 2014
Jamie Call Blankinship (Interim Dean) August 2014 - June 2015
Michael J. Kelley July 2015 - present

 

School of Drama

Name Dates of Service
William Trotman May 1965 - May 1966
Osvaldo Riofrancos May 1966 - February 1967
Ira Zuckerman Interim Dean: February-June 1967
Dean: June 1967 - June 1969
Ronald Pollock Interim Dean: July 1969 - May 1970
Dean: May 1970 - July 1976
Malcolm Morrison August 1976 - August 1987
Alan Rust September 1987 - June 1989
Robert Francesconi (Interim Dean) July 1989 - July 1991
Gerald Freedman August 1991 - June 2012
Carl Forsman July 2012 - June 2017
Dale Girard (Interim Dean) June 2017 - June 2018
Scott Zigler June 2018 - present

 

School of Filmmaking

Name Dates of Service
Sam Grogg January 1993 - December 1998
Dale Pollock Dean: January 1999 - June 2006
Interim Dean: January-July 2021
David Elkins (Interim Dean) July 2006 - September 2007
Jordan Kerner September 2007 - June 2012
Susan Ruskin Interim Dean: July 2012 - June 2013
Dean July 2013 - August 2019
Henry Grillo (Interim Dean) August 2019 - December 2020
Deborah LaVine July 2021 - present

 

School of Music

Name Dates of Service
Louis A. Mennini May 1965 - June 1971
Nicholas Harsanyi June 1971 - July 1977
Robert Hickok August 1977 - June 1985
Walter Gray (Interim Dean) July 1985 - June 1986
July 1990 - June 1991
Larry Alan Smith June 1986 - June 1990
Robert Yekovitch July 1991 - July 2003
Lawrence Dillon (Interim Dean) July 2003 - July 2004
Thomas S. Clark August 2004 - July 2008
Michael Rothkopf (Interim Dean) July 2008 - June 2010
Wade Weast July 2010 - July 2015
Karen Beres (Interim Dean) July 2015 - July 2016
Brian Cole August 2016 - July 2019
Tony Woodcock August 2019 - July 2020
Saxton Rose Interim Dean: July 2020 - June 2021
Dean: June 2021 - present

 

Division of Liberal Arts

Name Dates of Service
Julia Mueller (Acting Dean) February 1965 - June 1966
John Cone August 1966 - August 1967
Marion Fitz-Simons (Interim Dean) September 1967 - March 1968
Lawrence O. Carlson July 1968 - April 1970
William H. Baskin III Interim Dean: April-May 1970
Dean: May 1970 - August 1977
Frank G. Dickey (Interim Dean) September 1977 - December 1978
Richard “Rick” Miller Acting Dean: January 1979 - July 1979
Interim Dean: August 2006 - September 2008
Dean: September 2008 - June 2011
William L. Tribby August 1979 - June 1999
Margaret Mertz July 1999 - June 2003
Elaine D. Pruitt (Interim Dean) July 2003 - July 2006
Dean Wilcox Interim Dean: July 2011 - June 2012
Dean: July 2012 - June 2021
Martine Kei Green-Rogers (Interim Dean) July 2021 - July 2022
Rachel Williams July 2022 - present