Dean, College of Fine Arts

The University of Kentucky is conducting a national search for the dean of the UK College of Fine Arts. The dean serves as the academic and administrative head of the college and is responsible for the leadership and administration of all aspects of the college. The College is comprised of four academic units that directly serve the mission of the College: the School of Art and Visual Studies, the Department of Arts Administration, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre and Dance. 


View the complete position description here. 


Candidate Visits

The search committee has selected three finalists who will visit campus, participate in open forums and meet with constituent groups in the UK community. Names and CVs for these individuals will be posted 48 business hours in advance of their forums. The campus community will have the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback. 


Alan LaFave

On Campus: April 24 & 25


Rachel Nardo

On Campus: May 1 & 2


Mark Shanda

On Campus: May 3 & 4


Search Committee

Rachel Shane, Department of Arts Administration, Co-Chair

Mary John O’Hair, College of Education, Co-Chair

Jane Andrus, Professional Advisor, College of Fine Arts

Sarah Fahmy, Student Representative

Herman Farrell, Department of Theatre

Tony Hardin, Department of Theatre

Lori Hetzel, School of Music

Stuart Horodner, The Art Museum

Robert Jensen, School of Art & Visual Studies

Patrick Lucas, College of Design; Director, School of Interiors

Everett McCorvey, School of Music

Jill Schinberg, Department of Arts Administration

Arthur Shechet, Community Representative