CVPA Diversity Council

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) believes that equity, access and inclusion are moral imperatives and artistic obligations.  Diversity—in the stories we represent, the students we serve, and the audiences we engage—is vital for the health and relevance of contemporary arts practice. CVPA, therefore, welcomes diversity of perspective, ethnicity, race, religion, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability. The CVPA Diversity Council promotes diversity among the faculty, staff, students, and visiting artists.

Chair
Susan Zurbrigg, DEI Director

Committee Members
2-year appointment

Beth Hinderliter, SADAH (2020)
Hannah Sions, SADAH (2021)
Diane Phoenix-Neal, SOM (2021)
Paulo Steinberg, SOM (2020)
Jacob Brent, STAD (2020)
Elizabeth Wislar, STAD (2021)
Regan Byrne, Forbes (2021)

CVPA Faculty Recognition Committee

To recognize faculty excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, and teaching.  This committee has the primary responsibility for making recommendations about all faculty awards in the college and recommending educational leave requests.

Committee Members
1-year appointment

Bill Tate, SADAH (2021)
Dymphna de Wild, SADAH (2021)
Beth Chandler Cahill, SOM (2021)
Lisa Maynard, SOM (2021)
Wolf Sherrill, STAD (2021)
Shane O’Hara, STAD (2021)

CVPA Development Committee

To support faculty and student development and creative scholarship of faculty and students through college supported financial awards.

Committee Members

Kyle Hackett, SADAH (2021)
Laura Katzman, SADAH (2021)
Foster Beyer, SOM (2021)
Amy Lewis, SOM (2021)
Zachary Dorsey, STAD (2021)
Jessica Del Vecchio, STAD (2021)

CVPA Curriculum & Instruction Committee

To provide a structure for the review of all curriculum matters connected to programs located within the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), and to communicate faculty recommendations, concerns, and advice regarding curriculum issues directly to the Dean of the CVPA. 

Chair
2-year appointment with renewal option

Andy Connell, SOM (2019)

Committee Members
2-year appointment

Dawn McCusker, SADAH (2020)
Karin Tollefson, SADAH (2021)
Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy, SOM (2021)
Emily Becher, STAD (2020)
Suzanne Miller-Corso, STAD (2020) 

CVPA Dean’s Advisory Council

To provide a vehicle for the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) to directly communicate with the Dean, communicating concerns, viewpoints, and recommendations interdependent of any other administrative levels of the college. 

Chair
2-year appointment

Election and/or confirmation pending

Committee Members
2-year appointment

Election and/or confirmation pending

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