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Dean Los Angeles, CA, US

The University of California, Los Angeles has selected Eileen Strempel to serve as the inaugural Dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, effective July 2019.

An accomplished scholar and performer, Strempel has served as senior vice provost for academic affairs (2015–18), acting associate provost for faculty affairs and strategic development (2016–17) and special assistant to the provost (2018) at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to her appointment at the University of Cincinnati, she held faculty appointments in the department of art and music histories and the department of voice at Syracuse University, where she also served as assistant vice president for academic advancement (2010–15), associate dean of the graduate school (2008–10), director of strategic planning for the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Visual and Performing Arts (2007–08), assistant to the dean and university liaison for the performing arts for the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Visual and Performing Arts (2001–07), and director of the opera program (2000–01). She was also an American Council on Education fellow-in-residence at Colgate University from 2011 to 2012, and was awarded a Kauffman Foundation eProfessorship while at Syracuse.

Strempel is a board member of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students, the Cincinnati Opera and the Cincinnati Song Initiative. She is also active as a member of the American Council on Education Council of Fellows. She received her bachelor of music from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and her master of music and doctor of music from Indiana University.

David Bellshaw led this search with Cati Mitchell-Crossley and Brett Barbour.


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