March 5, 2016, 10:30 – 11:45 am, Issues and Insights 2: Inside the Blackbox: The Education and Culture of Arts and Design Schools (Concurrent Session)
Raymond Tymas-Jones was appointed September 2005 as the Associate Vice President for the Arts and Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. He provides academic and administrative leadership for six units of fine and performing arts in the College of Fine Arts (the School of Music and the Departments of Art & Art History, Ballet, Film & Media Arts, Modern Dance, and Theater). In addition to his responsibilities in the College of Fine Arts, Dean Tymas-Jones is also the chief administrative officer for the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Pioneer Theatre Company, UtahPresents, and the Tanner Dance Program. Prior to his current administrative appointment, Dean Tymas-Jones served as the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Fine Arts at Buffalo State College (1990-93), Director of the School of Music at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls (1993-98) and the Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University (1998-2005). He received a Ph.D. in Performance Practice: Voice and a Master of Music degree in Conducting and Voice from Washington University (St. Louis) and a Bachelor of Music degree from Howard University.
Dean Tymas-Jones has served on the faculty at Washington University (St. Louis), Buffalo State College, University of Northern Iowa, Ohio University, and the University of Utah—where he is currently Professor of Music in Voice. He was the recipient of both the Buffalo State College Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award and the Outstanding Service Award.