Longtime arts educator and administrator Anne Hogan has been named the inaugural dean of Ithaca College’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, joining the college on August 1. She has been the dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts (CCFA) at the University of Memphis since 2017.
In announcing Hogan’s appointment, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Melanie Stein called her an inspiring, strategic, and creative leader who will bring a distinctive vision for the future while maintaining an unwavering commitment to building upon the proud legacy of the college's founding as the Ithaca Conservatory of Music.
"Anne looks forward to establishing more cross-disciplinary training and creative activities, both within the school and across IC, and to partnering with other higher education and arts institutions, nationally and internationally," said Stein. "She believes it is essential to establish the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance as a leader in diverse and inclusive practices in the arts and education. She understands the necessity of engaging with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other stakeholders, and will work collaboratively to design and implement a strategic plan that will ensure the school’s long-term success and impact."
In addition to her current role as dean, Hogan was the founder and acting director of the University of Memphis Institute for the Arts and Health, designed to foster and secure funding for transdisciplinary research and community engagement bridging the arts, social sciences, humanities, and STEM disciplines. She previously held teaching and administrative positions at the Royal Academy of Dance, London Metropolitan University, London Contemporary Dance School, and American University of Paris, among other institutions.