New Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Takes Reins in August

Carol D. Edwards, who has served as dean of Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts since 2004, will begin Aug. 1

Officials at Texas Tech University have appointed the next dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Carol D. Edwards, who has served as dean of Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts since 2004, will begin Aug. 1

"I am extremely excited about coming to Texas Tech, and all the possibilities that exist," Edwards said. "I’ve known about the art programs at Texas Tech for many years, and Texas Tech has very talented faculty and students. I’m really excited to be a person who can contribute to the good work that’s already been done."

Edwards earned her doctorate in 1992 from Florida State University. She holds a master’s degree in art education from University of Alabama and a bachelor of fine arts in commercial art from Mississippi University for Women.

Her memberships include Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, the International Council of Fine Arts Deans and the National Art Education Association.

Edwards was one of three finalists for the position, said Bill Marcy, provost of Texas Tech University.

"Carol Edwards was selected as the person best able to support all of the programs within the College of Visual and Performing Arts," Marcy said. "She was also very well received by the deans of the other colleges."

CONTACT: Carol D. Edwards, future dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Texas Tech University, (360) 650-3866, Carol.Edwards@wwu.edu; William Marcy, provost, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2184, william.marcy@ttu.edu.