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Carole Brzozowski named CVPA dean for a two-year term
Carole Brzozowski named CVPA dean for a two-year termMay 07, 2002Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Carole Brzozowski has been named dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) for a two-year term. Vice Chancellor and Provost Deborah A. Freund made the announcement April 25 in a letter to the college’s faculty, staff, students, advisory board members and alumni. Brzozowski has served as interim dean of the college since August 2000.
“Under Carole Brzozowski’s leadership, the past two years, in my view, have been very successful. Carole has restored stability, enthusiasm and trust to CVPA, and she is widely admired by administrators, donors, students, faculty and many others,” says Freund.
“I am honored by Vice Chancellor Freund’s confidence in me and the support she has shown our college since she came to Syracuse,” says Brzozowski. “It has been my great pleasure to lead the college on behalf of our dedicated faculty, students and staff. I feel fortunate to work in a community of artists and scholars who are so full of optimism, energy and ideas, and I look forward to the next two years.”
The appointment is part of a two-step plan for the college’s immediate future. Freund says that she expects the next two years to be a time of planning and development for the college.
“There is still so much to accomplish at CVPA,” Freund says in the letter. “More than ever before, I am impressed with your current greatness and by your future potential.”
“I view the structure and governance of the college as the most important issues we will focus on as we prepare for a new dean,” says Brzozowski. “CVPA is a complex and vital organization, so I have asked a team of faculty task forces and consultants to lead these efforts. I have every confidence in our faculty to establish a collaborative creative environment that will give all of our fields a national and international presence.”
An international search for a new dean will begin in January 2003 with the appointment of a search committee. Freund says she hopes to appoint a new dean who will begin approximately Aug. 1, 2004.
Brzozowski has led the college since April 2000, when she was appointed acting dean. She was named interim dean a few months later upon the resignation of Dean Donald Lantzy.
She joined the University in 1978, providing administrative support in the Independent Study Degree Program. She also worked in the School of Management and former College for Human Development before moving to CVPA, where she served as the college’s assistant dean for undergraduate student services from 1994-2000.
A 1981 graduate of the Setnor School of Music, Brzozowski performs regionally and in Canada. She specializes in the sacred literature of the early Baroque, French Romantic and Modern periods. She is a guest soprano soloist in cathedrals and recital halls in Syracuse, Rochester, Albany, Ottawa and Kingston. She has served on numerous arts-oriented boards in the Syracuse area.