Zayed University Professor Accepts Position as Director of Texas Tech’s School of
March 29, 2007
The new director of Texas Tech's School of Art will travel from the United Arab Emirates
to begin this fall.
The chairman for the Department of Art & Design at Zayed University in Dubai, United
Arab Emirates, has accepted the position of director of Texas Tech University’s School
Todd DeVriese, who also has served as Zayed University’s College of Arts and Sciences
interim dean, accepted the position Wednesday (March 27). He will begin working at
Texas Tech in the fall.
"I’m looking forward to mid-August when we will have the chance to welcome Todd Devriesse
to Texas Tech," said Jonathan Marks, interim dean of the College of Visual and Performing
Arts. "I’m very excited that he has decided to join us. Todd is a wonderful fit for
the School of Art."
DeVriese earned a bachelor of fine arts and master’s degree in painting and printmaking
from Illinois State University. Also, he holds a master of fine arts degree in printmaking
from Ohio State University.
DeVriese’s wife, Leila, is an assistant professor of social behavioral sciences at
CONTACT: Jonathan Marks, interim dean, the College of Visual and Performing Arts,
Texas Tech University; (806) 742-0700, ext. 224, firstname.lastname@example.org.