Three Southern Oregon University faculty members — the largest contingent from any college or university in the world — have been accepted into the 2018-19 Fellows Program of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD).
SOU’s new ICFAD fellows are music professor Terry Longshore, director of SOU’s Percussion Studies program; Deborah Rosenberg, professor of costume design in the university’s Theatre Program and past president of the Faculty Senate; and Scott Malbaurn, director of the Schneider Museum of Art. In addition, David Humphrey — director of SOU’s Oregon Center for the Arts — has been invited to serve as a mentor for a fellow from a different institution.
The international council offers a fellows program every third year as a professional development opportunity for talented arts administrators considered ready to move into leadership positions.
This year’s program for the 19 fellows who were accepted from around the world will begin in October with an education program, “Strategies for Developing Leaders,” at the ICFAD’s Annual Conference in Seattle. Each fellow will also be assigned a mentor from an ICFAD member institution other than their own.
The International Council of Fine Arts Deans was established in 1964 to facilitate the sharing of information and ideas among deans and other arts executives in higher education. ICFAD is the only organization that focuses solely on issues that impact higher education leaders in creative areas including fine and performing arts, arts education, art history, architecture and communication.