William Reeder Appointed Dean of CVPA

Posted: March 15, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sarah McGurk

William Reeder, currently vice president and general manager of the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS), has been named dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), provost Peter Stearns announced at Wednesday’s general faculty meeting. He assumes his duties on July 1.

Reeder has maintained a 30-year career in education, management, philanthropic administration, and the arts. Before coming to WPAS, he served as executive director of the Sallie Mae Trust for Education, and as executive director of the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Reeder was president of the Saint Louis Conservatory of Music, and executive director of Opera Music Theatre International and the Newark Community School of the Arts, where he received the first Governor’s Award for Excellence in Arts Education from the state of New Jersey.

CVPA will unite the divisions of Dance, Theater, Music, and Art and Visual Technologies, including Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts. The Center for the Arts, Theater of the First Amendment, the Internet Multimedia Center and Multimedia Performance Studio, and the Gallery Program will also join CVPA, as well as future academic and performing units.

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