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USU Announces New Caine College of the Arts Dean

The Herald Journal Wednesday, May. 15, 2019

A new dean of the Cain College of the Arts at Utah State University will officially start July 1. Rachel Nardo was selected to join USU, coming from California State University, Office of the Chancellor. “We are pleased to welcome Rachel to Utah State University and to the Caine College of the Arts,” said Frank Galey, executive vice president and provost for USU.  “She is an innovative and energetic educational leader with extensive experience in sustaining and growing distinctive multi- and interdisciplinary programs in arts, humanities and community outreach.” The news comes after current Caine College dean Craig Jessop announced he would be stepping down at the end of this school year. Jessop joined USU in 2008 as music department head and became the first dean of the Caine College of the Arts in 2010. Jessop plans to go on a sabbatical for a year, following which he plans to return to the music department faculty. Nardo served as the director of the multidisciplinary, international Summer Arts program for the past seven years at California State University.

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