Visual & Performing Arts

Dr. Michelle Kiec Named Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts

Dec. 6, 2017

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Dr. Michelle Kiec has been named dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Kutztown University, effective December 9. 

Kiec came to Kutztown University in 2012 as the associate dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.  She served as acting dean for the College of Education in 2016 and was named interim dean for the College of Visual and Performing Arts in June of this year after the retirement of Dr. William Mowder.  Prior to her arrival in Kutztown, she spent nearly 12 years as an associate professor of music, department chair and coordinator of assessment and accreditation at the University of Mary, Bismarck, N.D.

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Dr. Bradley Shope Named Associate Dean of College of Visual and Performing Arts

October 5, 2018

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Dr. Bradley Shope has been named associate dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Kutztown University.

Shope comes to KU from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he served as associate professor and chair of the Department of Music. He began his tenure at KU on July 23.

"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Shope to the College of VPA," said Dr. Michelle Kiec, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. "He brings a wealth of experience in student success, assessment, and faculty development."

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