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Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications and nominations for Dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA).

The Dean, who reports directly to the Provost, serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the CFPA and has the responsibility for advancing the academic quality and stature of the College. The dean must be a visionary who is committed to, and has experience in, strategic planning, inter-professional collaboration, ethical leadership, and both human and financial resource management.

Please see link below for job description and how to apply:


Welcome to The College of Fine and Performing Arts!

Darrell Parker

Western Carolina University's academic mission results in graduates "who are prepared to contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of our region and state." The College of Fine and Performing Arts is at the forefront of delivering this commitment. The cultural offerings provide opportunities for life changing experiences and personal discovery not only for the majors within our programs but for all Western Carolina University students.

The faculty and students in the College of Fine and Performing Arts are leaders in positioning Western Carolina University as the cultural heart of Western North Carolina in the creative arts. Please visit our faculty web pages to see diverse examples of our practice of the continual arts experience. Continue your discovery by visiting our various schools, departments, centers, and performance and exhibition venues – the home of great experiences!

We hope to see you become part of the experience that is the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western Carolina University.

Dr. Darrell Parker

Acting Dean of The College of Fine and Performing Arts


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